The “Sketch to Shelf” OG Air Max 1 Releases This Weekend!
If you’ve seen Netflix’s Abstract, you’ll know that sneaker design God Tinker Hatfield spends more time sketching than anything else. His designs start out as random scribbles — not even related to sneakers or sport. He just draws. And from his unique process, some of the greatest sneakers in history have evolved. But none quite changed the game like the Air Max 1, the first sneaker display visible air units. At the time, and well into the 1990s, having “bubbles” in the midsole was a must for anyone wanting to appear cool. It not only restored Nike‘s running division to top-dog status, but it also birthed a wave of lifelong fans, who would one day become known as sneakerheads. Now, well over years on from its conceptualization, Nike is celebrating Tinker’s creative process with a special edition “Sketch to Shelf” OG Air Max 1.
Arriving in the silhouette’s most recognizable palette — it’s OG red — the pair sports an array of notations, scribbles and hand-drawn motifs that replicate the GOAT’s on-paper workings. Suede overlays, like a sketch, are rough, while lightweight, unstructured meshes keep the pair feeling free-hand. Heel details depict a Tinker signature on the right heel, while it’s OG Nike Air on the left appears to be untouched. Completing the design is a translucent outsole, which displays Sharpie etchings of the traction pattern beneath.
Nike Air Max 1 Tinker Hatfield “Sketch to Shelf”
Style Code: CJ4286-101
Color: White/University Red
Release Date: July 13th, 2019
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