OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has a long-standing relationship with Nike, as their unique sneaker collaborations have produced both coveted and sentimental sneakers.
This year’s release pack was second to none, as multiple pairs were released this prior Saturday.
There was not one designed without adhering to symbolic references to the patients they embodied.
Each sneaker immortalized the struggles and adversity Doernbecher’s patients fought arduously to be where they are today.
In addition, the sneaker production is a testament to their victory in their respective fight against the disease.
Not only does each shoe tell an individual’s story, but the kicks are also aesthetically pleasing and creatively sound.
Since there were multiple pairs that released, each sneaker is making its own trend in the resale market. Keep up with notifications by following our Instagram page.
Six Figure Sneakerhead’s team is filled with sneaker-geeks and summarizing how each is doing in the resale world is admittedly enjoyable, however, it will also help determine which shoe is worth a hold or bricked.
RETAIL VALUE: $220
LONG-TERM RESALE VALUE: $350
The shoe pays homage to Ethan Ellis, who was one of the patients from the hospital and a TCU Horned Frogs fanatic.
The TCU Horned Frogs out of Forth Worth, Texas represents the same violet and black colorways that douse this Jordan Brand shoe.
The retail price of the shoe was at a $200 price point, however, the resale price is doing well. The size 9 rendition of the sneaker has slightly declined to about $260, thus a decent $60 profit-for now.
Look for under-cutting sellers attempting to quickly flip the shoe to continue reducing the resale value.
After this under-cutting junction in time has passed, the value of this particular shoe of the Doernbecher package should do the best based on the Jordan brand model and unique colorway, thus, a congratulations to Ethan Ellis is warranted.
NIKE REACT ELEMENT 55 Doernbecher
RETAIL VALUE: $130
LONG-TERM RESALE VALUE: $250
Nike’s React technology meets Doernbecher with this loud pink shoe. Also, the clamor in colors and glitter is a nod to one Kahleah, a patient that benefited from Doernbecher’s life-saving services.
Engulfed in her favorite emojis to traumatic brain injury symbologies, the shoe boasts creativity and personality. As a result, the resale value of the sneaker correlates with a positive trend.
An individual hoping to profit on a pair of this historical collaboration would have needed to acquire smaller sizes, specifically under size 7.5
For example, the size 6 is receiving a fair market value of around $300, which is more than double its $130 retail value.
Due to a moderately popular model, the Nike React Element 55, the shoe should do well long term in the resale market.
NIKE SB ZOOM JANOSKI DOERNBECHER
RETAIL VALUE: $90
LONG-TERM RESALE VALUE: $150
Viewing the sneaker at first glance would make one believe the shoe to be cluttered in design, however, looking closer reveals otherwise.
The shoe displays the empathetic patient Desiree’s wishes to include everyone that holds sentimental value, including her therapy cat.
Although the idea and concept is touching and immortalizes her journey forever, it did not transition in the resale market in the same token.
With a fairly low retail price of $90, an individual attempting to acquire the shoe in the resale market will still have to pay above the retail—but hardly.
The size 9 is reselling slightly north of $100, which is hardly a profit at this moment in time.
Although many limited shoe’s value rises in relation to time, the model of this particular shoe isn’t one of the more popular styles.
As a result, the fair market value of the shoe in the resale market should not rise above $150 long-term.
NIKE ZOOM PEGASUS TURBO 2 DOERNBECHER
RETAIL VALUE: $180
LONG-TERM RESALE VALUE: $300
The Nike and Doernbecher product aligns with Sawyer Miller’s long-term treatment struggles and adversity. In addition, the shoe aligns itself with decent post-retail resale value—only to increase in the long run.
Similar to some other Doernbecher models, this shoe features better resale prices with smaller sizes. Specifically, sizes under 7.5 feature a resale profit of over $50.
Holding this shoe could be beneficial, but only if you have a size lower than the aforementioned 7.5.
AIR MAX TRIAX 96 DOERNBECHER
RETAIL VALUE: $130
LONG-TERM RESALE VALUE: $150
Although the shoe that symbolizes a child’s kidney transplant is last on this list, it certainly is not least.
The patient’s name is Bransen, and you will find his “Boom” nickname in bold on the air bubble, however, will the resale value on this sneaker boom as well?
When it comes to sneaker reselling, extrapolating and projecting shoe resell prices, there’s a variety of moving parts.
The negative element about the Air Max Triax 96 Doernbecher is that stock is still available on Nike.
In the resale world that’s frankly abysmal.
With that being said, it’s not worth mentioning a resale price for the sneakers. Although the symbolic images of the patient is unique and moving, the resale price is underwhelming.
PAST DOERNBECHER COLLABS
NIKE SB DUNK LOW DOERNBECHER
The projected resale value in the Doernbecher collection, as far as this article is concerned, was minimally influenced by the past Doernbecher and Nike collaboration resale value. While some pairs from past collections are doing poorly, some are now valued well over $1,000.
Some of these statistics were based on how long ago the respective sneakers released.
One of Nike’s many popular sneaker lines, the SB Dunk Low, was used for a collaboration palette in 2018.
The shoe was for a tribute to Joey Bates who was treated by the life-saving hospital for his muscular dystrophy disease—making his body constantly weak.
The resale value of the sneaker is four times what it is now, in as short as just a year.
JORDAN 8 RETRO DOERNBECHER
December of 2014 brought out a partnership of Nike and Doernbecher again, this time, paying homage to Caden Lampert’s struggles with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
In addition, the Jordan 8 concept was illustrious with its vibrant blue and the crowd-pleasing icy translucent outsole.
The shoe has beaten all odds in the resale market, as it’s close to covering $1,000.
The difference between the two aforementioned sneakers is that one was designed over five years ago while the other released just last year.
As a result, the resale value formula seems to be acquainted with the type of model than mere longevity alone.
The Doernbecher partnership with Nike is one of those heartfelt stories that poses as a confirmation that many good-hearted acts still occur each year, even from retail-behemoths like Nike.
While the resale monetary value of the Doernbecher models vary in how well—or how well they don’t—do for resale, we can’t disregard the respective shoes true humanitarian symbology.
Nevertheless, the shoes from the 2019 collection can certainly make sneaker resellers money, so congrats if you managed to obtain one of these coveted sneakers.
Also, make sure to check out month’s top profitable shoes of the month to help you maximize profits.
Take care everyone and good luck on the releases this week.