Nike’s Tinker Hatfield Talks Motorcycles, Air Jordans and Design

World Class Athlete. Iconic Sneaker Designer. Motorcyclist.

Tinker Hatfield is the athlete turned designer who brought to life many of Nike’s most successful shoe designs including the Air Jordan line and the Air Max 1. Within sneaker culture, he’s nothing short of a legend and within the design world, he’s just as highly regarded. In this interview, he shares his story with video director Gabe Yeh of COLORBLIND.

Shot in his personal man cave in Portland, Oregon, Tinker opens up about topics such as design inspiration and pivotal moments in his career as well as his passions for music and motorcycles. Would you believe that Michael Jordan shamed him into making the transition from scooters to motorcycles? Check out the video above to hear the story.


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