It’s not everyday you get a chance to buy a pair of limited edition Air Jordans and make the world a better place at the same time. To celebrate the release of Matthew McConaughey’s new animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, Nike footwear designer Tinker Hatfield and animation studio LAIKA have teamed up to create two Kubo-inspired versions of the Air Jordan XV, which will be auctioned off to benefit the star’s just keep livin Foundation.
“I’m honored to be a part of this eBay for charity auction,” said McConaughey, explaining that it helps advance “the national conversation of how we can help our country’s children help themselves.” The auction will include 220 pairs of Kubo-branded Jordans, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the just keep livin Foundation, which is dedicated to helping high school students make healthy choices for a better future.
“Kubo is about a young boy who finds his inner strength to defeat many obstacles,” said McConaughey. “Our mission at the just keep livin Foundation is to provide high school students with the tools to lead productive lives and manage their own obstacles.”
The special edition of the Jordan XV—which, to be fair, already had a pretty solid samurai vibe to it—has been updated by Hatfield with Kubo art and comes in two colorways: one in black and blue, the other in black and red. Of the 220 pairs of sneakers up for auction, 10 will be signed by Tinker Hatfield, and 10 will be signed by McConaughey.