Zoe Taaffe, the designer of the next Nike Dunk Low ‘Doernbecher,’ has an autoimmune illness that causes significant inflammation of the blood vessels. It is so uncommon that just one in every 1.2 million pediatric patients had it.
Multiple blood transfusions, plasma transfusions, steroids, and chemotherapy were necessary to stabilize Zoe. While the extended hospital visits weren’t enjoyable, they did provide Zoe a firsthand look at her chosen career.
“I’ve always been interested in medicine, and I initially wanted to be a surgeon,” Zoe stated. “However, after being in the hospital, I realized I wanted to be a nurse.” My nursing team will always have a particular place in my heart because they really demonstrated the definition of love and compassion. That’s the type of energy I want to bring to the medical industry.”
Zoe’s positive attitude shines through on her Nike Dunk Low. At first sight, it seems to be a clever homage to her favorite team, the Oregon Ducks. However, if you look carefully, you will see Zoe’s name artfully buried in the zebra-like fabric. If you look closely, you’ll see that it’s more than just a zebra pattern; it’s a subtle homage to the stretch marks that Zoe’s steroids caused on her body. The shoe also has a glow-in-the-dark outsole, an Oregon Duck-inspired nursing sign on the insole, replaceable Swoosh logos, and the word “fearless” on the laces.
Nike Dunk Low Doernbecher
The Nike Dunk Low ‘Doernbecher’ is set to debut later this year at select shops and on Nike.com. We will keep you updated as soon as we obtain additional information. For the time being, scroll down for additional photographs that will offer you a closer look.
Release Date: 2022
Style Code: DR7305-100