30 Apr '15, 6pm

Happy Birthday Tinker

words // Nick DePaula portrait // Steve Mullholand While Michael Jordan certainly did his part in helping the Air Jordan XI reach legendary status during an accolade laden 1995-1996 NBA season, we definitely can't overlook the creative genius of designer Tinker Hatfield. After Michael's simple request for a "shiny shoe," it was Tinker who sourced and styled the gleaming patent leather support rand overlay that iconically surrounds the upper. Since he's a bit more eloquent than me and quite a primary source, we'll let Tinker explain why they're still his favorite shoe, even all these years later. ***** Tinker Hatfield details the Air Jordan XI: The XI, out of all of those shoes, is my favorite one. The reason I like it the most is partly because it has patent leather, the nylon and the carbon fiber shank -- and some of those things had never happened before -- but it was al...

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