I will never forget the day I realized I wanted to become a designer. It was the fall of 1997 and I was reading an issue of SLAM! Magasine, the 100% Mike edition. I cam across an interview with Tinker Hatfield speaking on the creation of the Jordan Brand the new Air Jordan, the 13. The moment I read those words and saw that shoe I knew that taking my skills of art and combining it with my passion would lead to career of fulfillment. Fast forward to 2013 and it is now the 15th anniversary of what I consider to be the greatest Air Jordan ever. To celebrate the anniversary I asked my good friend Tinker Hatfield to take the time and tell me the story of the 13.
Tinker shared with me some amazing insight into the design and I am now sharing it with you. Check it out below and give me your thoughts in the comments section!