Meet the 2015 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection, which now includes the Nike LeBron 13. The “Doernbecher” LeBron XIII has been designed by Kian Safholm
Two years ago, Kian was put to the test when a staph infection spread through his body and entered his heart, requiring three surgeries. After months of recovery, with the support of everyone around him, Kian is back to doing what he loves: playing basketball and cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Since Lebron is said to have the heart of a lion, Kian chose colors that represent sunrise on the savanna, where lions roam. Lebron’s signature makes an appearance, as does a stylized lion logo.
Kian’s biggest wish for his Doernbecher Freestyle shoe would be to see them on the athlete they were created for. Plus, he is excited about all the good his sneaker will do for other young patients “There’s a lot of kids fighting at Doernbecher right now and they need all the help they can get,” he declares. “Being able to do something for them makes me feel really good inside.”
The 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection will be available beginning Saturday, November 21, on nike.com, at select Nike retail locations across the country and at select Villa and Shoe Palace retail locations, with all proceeds from the sales of the collection benefitting OHSU Doernbecher.From LeBron 13 Show Album