Air Jordan XI Original Sketches By Tinker Hatfield

December 27th, 2011 by | 30 comments


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Need proof that the Air Jordan XI is the most beloved Air Jordan of all-time? Just look at immense media frenzy caused by the chaotic release of the Concords late last week. ‘Concords’ is no longer a term exclusive to sneakerheads, but one that has infiltrated pop-culture mainstream waves, so let’s take a quick look back to the origins of the XI; these early sketches done by Air Jordan XI designer Tinker Hatfield reveals what exactly Tinker had in mind, but did he know that the XI would be the success it is today? Take a look below and let us know if you think the Air Jordan XI is the greatest Air Jordan of all-time. via Complex.

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30 comments
stan
stan

these pictures= proof the OGs had a blue tint!

observer
observer

They copied it to bret "the hitman" hart boots.

Bubba
Bubba

i wonder if tinker was thinking anything near all the fame and craziness these shoes would bring while he was sketching these...

Zer0
Zer0

My footlocker jus got a second shipment and I jus picked up my second pair.. I kinda knew that was gonna happen but I only found out cuz my boy works there so check your local if you didn't get to cop or lookin for a second pair...

DeaddSTOCK
DeaddSTOCK

THANK GOD THESE DIDNT HAVE A STRAP

deauxboy22
deauxboy22

I love this ! Sneaker sites would make so much money off of me if they blew these up into poster size ! I have pics of old Jordan patents for the shoes. pretty dope

orangepop
orangepop

the good old days.....when Tinker actually made shoes that didn't look like shit........

FscottJ54
FscottJ54

concords with a purple bottom omg n the white black and red joints ooohhhh please release those

BuddhaShark
BuddhaShark

Here comes the outcry for a "flip" concord 11 for 12/23/13

retrotek
retrotek

These drawings are responsible for so many smashed footlockers.

Joel B
Joel B

I have the book driven from within and these are in there with other sketches such as 9s

p-rok
p-rok

These sketches should be in a museum for all to see.

JohnHuey
JohnHuey

The sneaker went through some extraordinary design phases, seeming to draw inspiration from snowboarding boots, if anything. Fortunately they were toned down and ultimately morphed into the design we currently see. Such a timeless design deserves the recognition it is receiving today... Thank you, Mr. Hatfield.

hack_man
hack_man

Sneakernews needs to find more stuff like this

Eze4700
Eze4700

Gotta love Tinker's sketches....

BuddhaShark
BuddhaShark

Exactly what I was talking about. ^ SMH

MC Gusto
MC Gusto

You dudes are lame as hell. I like the shoe like anyone else does but damn. It's a shoe. It's not that serious.

car ramrod
car ramrod

its a shoe not the cure for polio

DominicD3
DominicD3

I feel like whoever takes his sketches and transfers them to the production shoe is really the one to be credited with the shoes designs. All his sketches are pretty far off from the finished product. I'm not hating, I'm just saying that's how it seems. Unless there is always a round of sketches they NEVER release

K chinn
K chinn

To artist and designers it is! Ibet u were out in the concord frenzy and ppl who were clueless looked at u like "wtf is he doing, its just a shoe! Go home and go to sleep!" Just sayin. To eaxh its own. Im with javi on this one. Im an aspiring shoe designer, so his sketches ARE a big deal to me. I actually look up to Tinker

YaY
YaY

Stfu and go take a hike.

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

Remember what they taught you in english? Gotta make a rough draft before you make the final copy.

DominicD3
DominicD3

But we never see sketches of the final design with a tinker signature, not that I've ever seen

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