adidas / PENSOLE / Make-A-Wish

adidas, PENSOLE Design Academy, and Make-A-Wish have teamed up with former Make-A-Wish recipient Tunav Nanda, who survived his battle with leukaemia as a young teen, to launch “Wish Kicks.” Wish Kicks is a campaign that aims to raise $90,000 by auctioning off sneakers designed by Nanda at a special, invite-only auction at NYC’s Extra Butter sneaker boutique.

The money raised will go towards promoting awareness of the obstacles faced by child patients in the New York Metro area, providing life-changing experiences for future Make-A-Wish kids interested in art, music, and design, and funding nine wishes at an average cost of $10,000.

The sneaker, designed by Nanda and sponsored by adidas, is called the BDA and represents the “Before, During, and After” of cancer and how it affected Nanda’s life at such a young age. It features a patchwork upper with knitted material in bright orange stitched to a darker synthetic material. Colorful overlays run across the upper, which sits on top of an NMD-inspired Boost midsole. Rope laces and a leather lace cage round out the look.

“While battling leukemia, my wish was to design my own pair of shoes,” Nanda says. “Now I’m able to help other kids in similar circumstances receive their own wish."

Check them out above and stay tuned for further news on the auction at Extra Butter on April 29.

For those not attending the auction but still wanting to leave a bid, they can do so online here until May 3.

For a deeper dive into adidas, check the video below.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

We Recommend
  • graphic pants statement pants
    The Best Graphic Pants to Make a Statement With
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    A Conversation With AND1: Where Nostalgia Meets What’s Next
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Polish Up Your Sneaker Rotation with These Silver Kicks
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The Best Sneakers of 2023... So Far
    • Style
  • sneakers with suit guide feature Adidas Converse New Balance
    The Best Sneakers to Wear With a Suit on Any Occasion
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • puma noah second collab
    PUMA & Noah Are on a Winning Streak
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • Lewis Hamilton
    Lewis Hamilton’s 'Super Mario' Toad Outfit Actually Slays
    • Style
  • Dior SS24
    Dior Came to PFW With an Important Message
    • Style
  • Ferragamo Watch
    Ahead of the Curve: Ferragamo Puts the “Watch” Back in Fashion Watches
    • Culture
  • Casual Shoes Feature
    Shop Our Favorite Casual Shoes Here
    • Style
  • wide leg pants
    Wide-Leg Pants: A Selection of The Best Oversized Legwear
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.