One of the six styles from this year’s Nike 2017 Doernbecher collection, the VaporMax was designed by Andrew Merydith. Like Andrew, the ultra-lightweight VaporMax is also built for speed. Featuring shades of green and purple to coordinate with his favorite BMX jersey, Andrew used his initials to create a cool logo, and came up with his own hashtag for the outsole: #ilovethefam.

Andrew explains, “My family is my hero. They’ve been so supportive and caring throughout this whole thing.” According to Doernbecher social worker Emily Somervell, Andrew shares his family’s caring, compassionate traits. “For Andrew, helping others brings him the most happiness,” she said. “That’s why he’s looking forward to becoming a scientist who helps treat and hopefully cure cystic fibrosis.” After participating in the Freestyle program, Andrew says he has another career aspiration: designing shoes.


Look for the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Doernbecher to release on November 18th at select retailers and All proceeds from the sales of the collection to benefit OHSU Doernbecher.

Nike Air VaporMax Doernbecher
Release Date: November 18, 2017


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