TAG: Tinker Hatfield

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

Get Familiar: The Air Jordan XX9 Promises To Change The Sneaker Game

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

Ten years ago, on a cold December night, the Air Jordan XIX was introduced at Meatpacking District hot spot Cielo. Jason Kidd hosted, the bar was open and models strutted on a makeshift runway, all clad in Jumpman-emblazoned clothing. The XIX itself was under a glass case in a back room; for the select media members in attendance, photography was prohibited. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Ranking All 28 Air Jordan Signature Sneakers

Air Jordan XX8 "Stealth-Inspired" Collection

Air Jordan XX8 “Stealth-Inspired” Collection (photo. Jordan Brand)

In 1985, a partnership between Michael Jordan and Nike changed the athletic apparel culture forever with the release of the first pair of Air Jordan sneakers. Fast forward about 30 years later and the Jordan Brand has become one of the most iconic athletic brands ever. MJ is the most marketable athlete in our lifetime and his legacy has impacted every athlete in some form or another. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 11, 2013 / 1:57 pm

Jordan Brand Officially Unveils Melo M10

Jordan Melo M10

Jordan Melo M10 (photo. Jordan Brand)

Today, Jordan Brand officially unveiled Carmelo Anthony‘s 10th signature sneaker, the Melo M10. Celebrating that incredible milestone, ‘Melo teamed up with legendary designer Tinker Hatfield to create a sneaker that not only pushes into the future with the signature Flight Plate technology, TPU heel counter and full-grain nubuck leather on the quarter panels, but also celebrates the past. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 28, 2012 / 10:30 am

The Craziest Air Jordan III & IV Collection Ever

Air Jordan III & IV "Oregon Ducks" Collection

Air Jordan III & IV “Oregon Ducks” Collection (photo. Complex)

The perks of going to Oregon as an athlete are well known, and I’m sure there are more than a handful of cats who get swayed into the school just because they have a certain affiliation. I remember seeing Tinker Hatfield rocking the “Oregon” Jordan IIIs at the launch of the Air Jordan 2012. I was in awe, and the thirst was real. Read More »

Smack / Dec 4, 2012 / 3:32 am

Blake Griffin Explodes Against The Jazz; Air Jordan XX8 Revealed

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Casey Rogers from AP for Jordan Brand)

It’s not that Blake Griffin is having a bad season. It’s just that he hasn’t been THAT Blake Griffin, the guy who breaks souls, backboards, YouTube view counts and the player who single-handedly helped make SportsCenter worthwhile for the past two seasons. For two straight years, he was consistent, would get the Clippers around 21 and 11 every night, and never went more than a few days in-between turning a defender into mashed potatoes. This year, L.A. has so much talent that sometimes he drifts in games (and think about this: has he had even one great dunk this year? Weird right?). Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Photo Gallery: Air Jordan 2012 Launch

Air Jordan 2012

Well, that was ridiculous. Jordan Brand always does it up big, and they did it again today. For those of you who missed our first post from earlier in the day when we revealed your first official look at the Air Jordan 2012, I’m chilling in Hoboken, New Jersey and attended the official launch earlier today. They drove us out to this private air hangar – the Teterboro Airport – that had an enormous Jumpman logo plastered on the side, and it was on. A stage and behind that, a huge projector screen flipping through pictures of some of the most classic Jordans ever. Skee-Lo bumping. Even Tinker Hatfield was there – the greatest sneaker designer ever – for the official launch of the Air Jordan 2012. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2012 / 1:26 pm

Get Your First Look at the Air Jordan 2012

Tinker Hatfield Air Jordan 2012

Tinker Hatfield introduces the Air Jordan 2012

Dime’s Sean Sweeney is one of a handful of select media out at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey this afternoon for the unveiling of the new Air Jordan 2012 with Tinker Hatfield. When Sean gets back, he will put together a full recap, but we wanted to get you some pics and info right away.

So here’s what you need to know: Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 26, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Evolution of the Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan VIII

How do you update a classic? If the Air Jordan VIII – released during the 1992-93 NBA season – traveled into the future, it would see its progeny in the Air Jordan 8.0. Featuring some structural upgrades like the breathable mesh panels and Flywire-laden crossing mid-foot straps, the Air Jordan 8.0 captures both the nostalgic flavor and new-age design that has been the formula for most of Jordan Brand‘s non-retro releases over the last few years. But how did we get to this point? Let’s take a look at the evolution of the Air Jordan VIII. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 20, 2012 / 5:00 pm

My Kind Of Shoe: Air Jordan X “Chicago” Returns After 17 Years

Air Jordan X

The Air Jordan X “Chicago” drops tonight at midnight, and is no question a coveted sneaker simply because it hasn’t been around in a while. Until tonight, it hadn’t been released in 17 years, and OG pairs fetch a pretty significant premium on the secondary market. Simply put, a lot of Jordan aficionados have been waiting a long time to get a fresh version of Chicagos. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 22, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Purple Craze: The Air Jordan XI “Concord” Arrives At Midnight

Air Jordan XI

If you’re a sneakerhead, you’ve had tonight at midnight circled on your calendar for months. It’s not every year the Air Jordan XI “Concord” comes out – in fact, it’s pretty much not every decade. Though the Concords are not a limited release, they’ll sell out in mere minutes online, and however many pairs exist will probably sell out in most areas before Friday is over. Read More »