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TINKER HATFIELD Tinker Hatfield is a designer at Nike responsible for countless classic sneakers, the likes of which include the Air Jordan III-XV, the Nike Air Max 1, the Nike Air Safari, and many more. Tinker began his career at Nike as an architect, having received his degree in that field from the University of Oregon, later transitioning to sneaker design after his early success.

Tailor Made: The Finer Details Of The Air Jordan XX9

April 17th, 2014 by | 9 comments

jordan xx9 details Tailor Made: The Finer Details Of The Air Jordan XX9

Jordan Brand introduced a new performance-woven upper technology in today’s unveiling of the Air Jordan XX9. The highly anticipated successor to the XX8 was shown for the first time at a media event in New York, billed with the tagline ‘Tailored for Flight’. Russell Westbrook described the Jordan 29 as feeling extremely comfortable the instant he put them on, and that’s no coincidence. A team of legendary Jordan Brand designers, which include Tinker Hatfield, Mark Smith, and Tiffany Beers, created a revolutionary new flagship that combines the heralded Flight Plate with a one-piece upper carefully crafted to mold to your foot.

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Complex’s 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now

February 3rd, 2014 by | 7 comments

most influential people in sneakers Complexs 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now

Who are the most significant movers and shakers in the sneaker industry? Who are the real deal gatekeepers and taste makers? Complex has again tried to capture the lot of them with their latest-the 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now. Topping the list is Kanye West-an entry now doubt made in anticipation of whatever moves he is about to make with adidas. Also interesting is the fact that they put Mark Parker right behind him as Parker was the man most often mentioned in Kanye’s anti-Nike rants. Continue reading for some more selections and then see the full piece (Featuring our own Yu-Ming Wu) at Complex now.

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Carmelo Anthony and Tinker Hatfield Discuss the Jordan Melo M10

December 11th, 2013 by | 2 comments

tinker melo m 10 Carmelo Anthony and Tinker Hatfield Discuss the Jordan Melo M10

“Picasso baby” is how Carmelo Anthony describes his latest signature sneaker with Jordan Brand. The model, whose design was aided by the likes of Tinker Hatfield, marks ten years for Carmelo Anthony as a Jumpman athlete-a tenure that’s been matched only by the likes of Ray Allen and Derek Jeter. In this quick clip Melo and Tinker both discuss the brand new design and the various inspirations that led to the final product. Continue reading to see this Jordan Melo M10 video and stay with us for the first shots of Melo hitting the court in these sneakers.

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Tinker Hatfield Profiled by Esquire’s “How I Rock It”

December 10th, 2013 by | 4 comments

tinker hatfield esquire Tinker Hatfield Profiled by Esquires How I Rock It

When Tinker Hatfield talks, it’s usually a good idea to listen. Again proving how much the sneaker cultured has trickled into the mainstream, the man has this time been interviewed by the likes of Esquire for their “How I Rock It” series. The clip follows Tinker around the Nike offices, and even into the storied Innovation Kitchen, while he discusses his legacy with the brand. Continue reading to wacht the video, which includes a peek at a goody filled archive room where tinker pulls out an OG Air Max 1, and stay tuned for more fleeting glimpses of life on the Nike campus.

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Business of Fashion Profiles Nike HTM

November 20th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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For the unfamiliar: HTM isn’t just a generic name for a special edition shoe, nor is it an abbreviation randomly associated with Flyknit releases. HTM stands for Hiroshi, Tinker, and Mark-a design collective at Nike that’s long been the source of some of their most interesting projects. Giving a rare, behind the scenes look at that legendary team up is this new piece from Business of Fashion, which heads out to the Nike campus in Beaverton, OR to talk with the T and the M of the trio. Continue reading to see some scenes from the meetup and then get the full Nike HTM piece at Business of Fashion.

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Tinker Hatfield in Air Jordan 5 “Oregon Ducks”

November 15th, 2013 by | 13 comments

tinker hatfield air jordan 5 oregon ducks Tinker Hatfield in Air Jordan 5 Oregon Ducks

What does Tinker Hatfield wear sneaker-wise when he’s in a room full of shoe enthusiasts? The legendary designer brought out the Air Jordan 5 “Ducks” for last night’s Sole Collector party in Portland, a move that no doubt trumped the wears of a good number of the attendees. Of course Hatfield’s connection to the shoe runs deeper than most since not only did he design the silhouette but he also attended the school referenced by this particular pair. Check the full photo, also featuring noted collector Phase 2, below and stay tuned should he pull out any other exciting pairs from the vault.

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Air Jordan XI “Bred” Customs by Tinker Hatfield

November 15th, 2013 by | 11 comments

air jordan 11 bred customs tinker hatfield Air Jordan XI Bred Customs by Tinker Hatfield

It’s not too often that you see Tinker Hatfield himself putting a one-off spin on a pair of Jordans. This special version of the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” was created by that legendary designer as a gift for the Sole Collector team, who celebrated their tenth anniversary out in Portland just last night. Of course the term “custom” is sort of dubious in this instance as the man behind the look is the same one who originally crafted the Air Jordan XI. Continue reading to get a better glance at the pair, personal messages from Tinker and all, and let us know if you’re feeling his sort of custom work here.

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