Thursday, June 26, 2008

Respect The Architect: Tinker Hatfield

There is only one sneaker designer I have supreme reverence for: Tinker Hatfield. This guy literally INVENTED Nike's "Air Bubble" and almost every subsequent Nike Air shoe after that. Everything you see coming from Nike now came from Tinker's brain.

He designed sneakers to mimic the Pompidou for God's sake. The Air Max 95 was created in the form of the human body, specifically the spine. THE definition of genuinely inspired design.


footeking said...
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footeking said...

Unite has a limited edition Tinker design: