The Nike Air Foamposite One is part of this years Doernbecher collection. The 2013 Doernbecher collection has been introduced with a bang because the first time ever, Nike has given Elijah Diggins to design his very own Foamposite one. Elijah’s a tough kid who battled through chemotherapy when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Leukemia, giving this shoe an amazing inspiration. The Foamposite features his very own logo which is a smiley face at first glance, as well as his initials when turned sideway. The Japanese characters symbolize courage, which is exactly what Elijah had throughout his entire experience. Stay tuned for a release date via our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check the full details down below.
ELIJAH DIGGINS, 14
Nike Air Foamposite 1 and Windrunner
“Elijah likes to play baseball and says he’s a pretty good pitcher. His baseball team actually won the state championship and his dad is quick to point out all the boards that have been knocked out of their garden shed by his son’s killer throw. Behind his modesty is a tenacious kid with untold reserves of strength who was put to the test last year when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Leukemia and underwent a tough course of chemo. When faced with the opportunity to tell his story through the Nike Air Foamposite, Elijah poured his heart into it. His design features his very own smiley-face logo, which turns into his initials when viewed sideways. The fiery red and black palette is a tribute to his favorite athlete, Lebron James. On the tongue, Japanese characters symbolize courage, along with Elijah’s signature. A chain-link graphic on the sockliner is taken straight from his most prized possession—a silver bracelet that was a gift from his parents when he began chemotherapy. For Elijah, his design is a very personal thank-you note to the place that he credits with saving his life. “When I was in the hospital, I kept thinking ‘Doernbecher has done so much for me—how am I going to give back?’”