Garrett’s outdoorsy shoe is an ode to the Pacific Northwest, with a silhouette of Mt. Hood rising up behind the tree line and a waterfall cascading down the tongue. (He even added realistic mud splatters so you never have to worry about getting it dirty!)
For Garrett, the most meaningful feature is the purple butterfly that flits about not just on his shoe, but the other items in his collection as well. It represents his twin brother, Cooper, who passed away after a few days in the NICU. “The purple butterfly is placed on the incubator to show that the baby was part of a multiple pregnancy and sadly not all the babies survived,” explained Jenni. “Garrett really wanted to do something to honor his brother.”
Garrett hopes you’ll take his shoe on lots of adventures and wants you to know how much he enjoyed designing it for you. “I worked really hard on it because the more it sells, the more kids it will help,” he said.
Garrett Amerson – Age 12: Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low
- Hometown: Yamhill, Oregon
- Diagnosis: Extreme prematurity
- Fun fact #1: He loves playing board games like chess.
- Fun fact #2: He collects hats.
- Fun fact #3: His favorite subject in school is science, and he hopes to be a scientist when he grows up.
How to Buy the Doernbecher Freestyle Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low 3 2023
Style Code: FZ3024-919
Designer: Garrett Amerson
Release date: Dec 2, 2023 – 10AM EST
Price: $150 USD
The sneaker will only be available at a select few retail partners in the US. This includes Nike’s SNKRS app, DTLR and Shoe Palace and Snipes. Select DTLR, Shoe Palace and Snipes locations across the US will have stock available in store with the collection also set to release online on their stores. The SNKRS release will be a 10 minute draw.
To purchase, members should set a Drop Alert with the recommended keyword in the DROPS app.