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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.
April 7th, 2011 by John Kim
Tinker Hatfield recently made a visit to Sole Fly in Miami for ‘askTinker‘, a Q&A session with the greatest performance footwear designer of all time. There’s a lot to learn from someone who basically laid the blueprint for the entire sneaker game, and the attendees most certainly left with a bit of extra Nike and Jordan Brand history known to just a few. Tinker starts off by showing off the new Jordan Trainer shoe – the Jordan BCT Low, and then delves a bit further into Nike and Jordan Brand timeline and history. For those of you who were unable to attend the event, Sneaker Box Clyde has the entire askTinker session up on video, so continue reading to catch the entire three-part series and be prepared to take some notes!
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March 28th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Appropriate that he designed most of the early Air Jordans including all of MJ’s championship-winning kicks, cos Tinker Hatfield is the Michael Jordan of sneaker designers. The combination of inimitable timing and unprecedented excellence means there will simply never be another Tinker, and this past weekend a select few lucky invitees got a chance to sit down with Nike’s legendary designer at a private event put together and hosted by Sole Fly in Miami. Inside the Sneaker Box created a special ‘Innovation Kitchen’ tee to present to its head chef, a look that echoes the recent Jordan BCT promo materials as a thank you for two hours of priceless facetime with one of the true geniuses of the footwear world. Big thanks to ITSB’s Clyde for hooking us up with photos from the Sole Fly event. You can check out a series of images if you click on the jump below.
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March 11th, 2011 by John Kim
The Jordan BCT Low debuted this month as a multi-purpose, multi-sport training shoe from the Jordan Brand label. Long considered to be the premier basketball shoe company, Jordan Brand has always stretched its limits into other sports as the brand is represent by top-flight athletes in other sports. Tinker Hatfield, the designer behind the Jordan BCT Low, refers back to his earlier days with Nike in 1985 when the multi-sport training shoe was in demand; in this great Jordan BCT Low Micro-site, you get a chance to see the meticulous details of the BCT Low while hearing Tinker Hatfield speak directly about training shoes and the BCT Low. The Jordan BCT Low features a number of design elements that are somewhat new to the Jumpman, such as the forefoot stability strap, dual-layered ventilation system, and multi-directional traction pattern on the outsole are just some of the great details in this new Jordan Brand trainer shoe, so check out the Jordan BCT Low Microsite as well as the interview with Tinker Hatfield to study up on this new release, and pick up a pair now on eBay.
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