Have you ever wondered where Jordan Brand would be today had it not been for the legendary footwear designer Tinker Hatfield? Back in 1988 Nike assigned Tinker to the task of designing Jordan’s next signature sneaker, the Air Jordan III and since then he’s designed well over 10 other models for the brand. Pretty impressive to say the least, and that doesn’t include all the model he designed for Nike, such as the first Air Max, one of the world’s most recognized sneakers. With such a talent it’s no wonder Tinker is Nike’s Vice President of Innovation Design.
In honor of all he’s done and the history he has with the company Jordan Brand releases this very special edition of the Air Jordan Alpha 1 which we were told comes in a color scheme Tinker picked out himself. The shoes sport a combination of smooth leather and perforated leather on a Birch colored upper accented by hits of Black and Orange Blaze. The words “THE FIRST TO BRING COLOR TO THE GAME” and “THANK YOU” are split and printed in Red on the Black outsoles.
The sneakers started arriving at select Jordan Brand retailers last week and they have now become available on Finishline for any of you still looking to get a pair.