Hailey always shows up to Doernbecher with a smile on her face — and a style game that’s on point. “The first time I met her, she was rocking pink Chuck Taylors and a leopard faux fur coat,” recalled Doernbecher social worker Katie Lee, LCSW.
Hailey’s keen fashion sense was put to good use on her Air Max 1 ’86. She went with a bright pink palette to represent her impressive doll collection and gold accents to match her sparkly personality. For those who love to accessorize, the detachable gold chain can be worn as a bracelet and comes with mix-and-match charms featuring some of Hailey’s favorite things, like
painting, rainbows and ice cream.
To honor her medical journey, Hailey also added an anatomical logo that’s a replica of her one- of-a-kind heart. Meanwhile, hand-drawn hearts are scattered across the upper — and even the eyelets are heart-shaped. “I wanted to raise awareness for the other kids like me that have special hearts,” she explained.
Hailey Leyva – Age 8: Nike Air Max 1 ’86
- Hometown: Clackamas, Oregon
- Diagnosis: Congenital cyanotic heart disease
- Fun fact #1: Her favorite sport is gymnastics.
- Fun fact #2: When she grows up, she hopes to be a nurse.
- Fun fact #3: Her perfect day would be spent playing with her friends.
How to Buy the Doernbecher Freestyle Nike Air Max 1 ’86 2023
Style Code: FZ3021-919
Designer: Hailey Leyva
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.