Nike and Jordan Brand are huge sponsors and supporters of the Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Each year the companies auction off sneakers to benefit the childrens hospital, as well as release models to the general public which some of the kids at Doernbecher have the honor of designing.
One such patient is Colin Callsen who is suffering from Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Despite his illness Colin was lucky enough to do something a lot of us would love to do, design a pair of our very own Nike SB sneakers to be released at retailers nationwide. Colin’s choice of sneakers was the Nike SB P-Rod III, the signature sneakers of Paul Rodriguez. As we can see by the color blocking used on the sneakers blue is obviously one of Colin’s favorite colors. The base of the sneakers feature white leather with plenty of blue accents to brighten the sneakers up. Around the toe of the sneakers is blue patent leather, on the lateral theres a blue/grey camo pattern and with grey patent leather on the heel tab consisting of gold Nike branding. Colin continued the use of the blue/grey camo design as we can see its been carried out on the outsole of the shoes. Besides for the color blue Colin must also have a thing for motocross and skulls cause the insoles of the sneakers feature a repeating design consisting of both graphics.
According to reports by TSG the Nike SB P-Rod III designed by Colin Callsen will be releasing at Nike Towns and Nike concept stores on November 14th, 2009 for a retail price of $95. Click here now to check out more detailed photos of the sneakers.