Interview with Tinker Hatfield + Mark Smith – Air Jordan 25th Anniversary
Anytime we get a chance to pick the brains of iconoclasts and visionaries, we should pay close attention. Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith, the two men at the helm of the Jordan Brand crusade, are in large part responsible for the absurd stacks of shoeboxes sitting in our closets. During the upcoming 2010 NBA All-Star game in Dallas, Jordan Brand will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Air Jordan Legacy with a commemorative exhibit, but you can get a sneak peak of the event today.
Take a look at the entire Air Jordan 25th Anniversary White Collection lined up neatly against the wall, along with a number of exhibits set up like a museum showcase of ancient artifacts and relics like old sketches, notes, and materials. In addition to the great eye candy is an in-depth interview with Hatfield and Smith, in which you’ll find out what Tinker Hatfield designs other than sneakers and what his opinion is on the direction of Jordan Brand, and Mark Smith’s explanation of the new Air Jordan 23/25 logo. Check the images after the jump and read the entire interview over at SoleCollector.