Check out the bio below taken from Nike.com on this exclusive Air Force 1. Once you are done check out our video review on it.
The Air Force 1 by Tony: Inspired by strength, created by Tony
Tony's Air Force 1 '07 DB Men's Shoe hails from the Doernbecher Freestyle program, a partnership between Nike and Doernbecher Children's Hospital. With a little help from Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, 11-year-old Tony Signorelli was able to create the shoe of his wildest dreams, a design that embraces the Air Force 1 and tells his story.
Leather upper with custom design featuring Tony's message
Dragon-scale-inspired materials at Swoosh design trademark
Translucent rubber outsole with a brain-neuron graphic
This Air Force 1 is bursting with character—just like Tony. The aspiring secret-agent-actor-paleontologist represents his love for spicy food with a bold red color, and he shows off his vivid imagination with a dragon-inspired Swoosh. He even adds an image of a brain neuron at the outsole to symbolize his rare brain disorder. A closer look at this shoe reveals, in encrypted form, the message Tony lives by: "Think positive, and positive happens."
Doernbecher Children's Hospital has been helping heal children and families in the Oregon and Washington area since 1926. It's a national leader in research and education and offers a wide range of comprehensive pediatric care. The Doernbecher Freestyle program, a partnership between Nike and Doernbecher, allows a group of special patients who have triumphed over serious illnesses to design authentic Nike shoes. Since the partnership began in 2004, the program has raised more than $2.4 million. This collection is sold on a limited-edition basis at Niketowns and NikeStore.com.