30 years ago, Michael Jordan made a rather impressive and seemingly impossible dunk during the 1988 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. Michael Jordan was laced up in the Air Jordan 3 at the time, as he soared through the air. Tinker Hatfield’s early sketch of the Air Jordan 3 reveal that he had intended for the model to feature the Nike “Swoosh” logo at the each, outer side. This year, that sketch was brought to life with the release of the Air Jordan 3 “Tinker.” This has apparently set off a trend of “Tinker” renditions based on his early sketches of models like the Air Jordan 13.
The Air Jordan 3 “Tinker” made its retail debut on March 24th, 2018. However, it seems that multiple “Tinker” renditions will be joining this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018. While performing live during the 2018 NFL Super Bowl LII (52) halftime show, Justin Timberlake rocked a slight variation of the Air Jordan 3 “Tinker,” which was dubbed the “JTH” (Justin Timberlake/Tinker Hatfield) iteration. Just recently, it was revealed that the Air Jordan 6 was also receiving the “Tinker” treatment and an iteration based on the model’s early sketch by Tinker Hatfield is apparently in the works.
It turns out that the same is happening with the Air Jordan 13 as well. Originally, the Air Jordan 13 made its retail debut back in 1997. While there are no photos of the actual Air Jordan 13 “Tinker” yet, it will likely end up resembling the sketch seen above, which suggest that this rendition may come with some never-before-seen features. For instance, its uppers will apparently be made up of mesh, it will have midfoot straps, and it will sport “Jumpman” branding. Currently, no release information about the Air Jordan 13 “Tinker” is available, so keep checking back to SneakersDog for more news and updates.
Air Jordan 13 “Tinker”