“When I started designing shoes in late 1985, athletic shoes were just basic performance footwear. There was no romance, no tying in with athletic personalities, no design inspiration from outside. They were just done for sports. Then Nike came on the scene.” – Tinker Hatfield
A fascinating little history of the Air Jordan at the Cooper-Hewitt’s Object of the Day blog.
(Above: Hatfield’s original design for the Air Jordan XIII)