The Air Jordan models that Tinker Hatfield ended up designing did not always turn out looking exactly likely his original sketches for them. This became quite obvious when Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan 3 “Tinker Hatfield,” a brand new iteration based on Tinker’s original sketch of the model. The sneaker ended up joining March’s Air Jordan releases and has been restocked a few times, considering that it is also the model’s 30th anniversary this year. However, this release apparently kicked off a trend for iterations inspired by the original sketches drawn by Tinker Hatfield for each Air Jordan model he designed, such as the Air Jordan 13.
The Air Jordan 6 is another model that he designed for Jordan Brand back in 1991 and it is receiving the “Tinker” treatment too. While the Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” has not been officially unveiled, nor have any photos of the sneaker been leaked, but the original sketch seen above suggests that it will be dressed up in Black, Infrared and White. Even though no one knows what it will actually end up looking like, it has been reported that the Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” will make its retail debut on November 17th at a price of $190. Fortunately, you’re getting a first look at the Air Jordan 13 “Tinker.”
The sketch at the very top of this post makes it apparent that Tinker Hatfield drew it on August 22nd, 1996. Overall, this Air Jordan 13 variation certainly resembles the sketch, with the silhouette’s profile having been chopped down to have a lower cut and each shoe is equipped with a mid-foot strap. The shape of the signature holographic “Jumpman” branding has also been changed to be more triangular. Jordan Brand seems to have whipped up two colorways of this variation, an all-Black and a Black and White one, both of which will reportedly be joining Fall’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018.
Air Jordan 13 “Tinker”