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Tinker Hatfield

Influential Athletic Shoe Designer & Vice President for Design and Special Projects at Nike

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Tinker Hatfield Biography

Tinker Haven Hatfield, Jr. is the designer of many of Nike's most popular and innovative athletic shoe designs, including the Air Jordan 3 through Air Jordan 15, the twentieth anniversary Air Jordan XX, the final numbered Air Jordan, the XXIII, the 2010 (XXV) and other athletic sneakers including the world's first "cross training" shoes, the Nike Air Trainer. Hatfield oversees Nike's "Innovation Kitchen", and serves as Vice President for Design and Special Projects.

Hatfield joined Nike in 1981, and in 1985 started working on shoe design. He claims to have designed the cross-trainer as a "multi-sport" shoe when he realized people at his Oregon gym brought various sneakers with them for diverse activities such as basketball, aerobics, weightlifting and jogging. In 1987, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Max 1 Running Shoe after visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou; and the Infrared Air Max 90 shoe, first released in 1990. In 2014, Hatfield indicated that Nike would unveil a shoe with power-lacing technology, as worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which partially takes place in the year 2015.

Hatfield was the lead designer of Air Jordans III through XV, XX, and XX3. Additionally, Hatfield co-designed Air Jordans 2010 and xx8 He was also the lead designer in a very popular custom named, " Jay Holiday."

He has been recognized with many honors and awards, including one of Sportstyle Magazine's most influential people on the business side of sports in 1993 & 1996, One of Fortune magazine's "100 Most Influential Designers" of the 20th century in 1998, and the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, 2008.

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    Booking fees for Tinker Hatfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tinker Hatfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tinker Hatfield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tinker Hatfield for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tinker Hatfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tinker Hatfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Influential Athletic Shoe Designer & Vice President for Design and Special Projects at Nike

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Tinker Hatfield Biography

Tinker Haven Hatfield, Jr. is the designer of many of Nike's most popular and innovative athletic shoe designs, including the Air Jordan 3 through Air Jordan 15, the twentieth anniversary Air Jordan XX, the final numbered Air Jordan, the XXIII, the 2010 (XXV) and other athletic sneakers including the world's first "cross training" shoes, the Nike Air Trainer. Hatfield oversees Nike's "Innovation Kitchen", and serves as Vice President for Design and Special Projects.

Hatfield joined Nike in 1981, and in 1985 started working on shoe design. He claims to have designed the cross-trainer as a "multi-sport" shoe when he realized people at his Oregon gym brought various sneakers with them for diverse activities such as basketball, aerobics, weightlifting and jogging. In 1987, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Max 1 Running Shoe after visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou; and the Infrared Air Max 90 shoe, first released in 1990. In 2014, Hatfield indicated that Nike would unveil a shoe with power-lacing technology, as worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which partially takes place in the year 2015.

Hatfield was the lead designer of Air Jordans III through XV, XX, and XX3. Additionally, Hatfield co-designed Air Jordans 2010 and xx8 He was also the lead designer in a very popular custom named, " Jay Holiday."

He has been recognized with many honors and awards, including one of Sportstyle Magazine's most influential people on the business side of sports in 1993 & 1996, One of Fortune magazine's "100 Most Influential Designers" of the 20th century in 1998, and the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, 2008.

Tinker Hatfield Videos

  • Air Jordan Designer Tinker Hatfield Reveals His Most Hated Shoe ...
    You're looking at a living, breathing SHOE GOD -- Tinker Hatfield -- Nike's famous designer who created some of the most iconic Air Jordan ...
  • Tinker Hatfield: Turning Imagination Into Reality
  • TEDxPortland 2011 - Tinker Hatfield

FAQs on booking Tinker Hatfield

  • How to book Tinker Hatfield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tinker Hatfield for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tinker Hatfield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tinker Hatfield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tinker Hatfield?

    Booking fees for Tinker Hatfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tinker Hatfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tinker Hatfield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tinker Hatfield for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tinker Hatfield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tinker Hatfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tinker Hatfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tinker Hatfield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tinker Hatfield for your event is available upon request. Tinker Hatfield generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matthew Luhn, Lori Cheek, Jessica Lomax, Ruth E. Carter and Leanne Marshall. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tinker Hatfield for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tinker Hatfield Speaker Videos

  • Air Jordan Designer Tinker Hatfield Reveals His Most Hated Shoe ...
    You're looking at a living, breathing SHOE GOD -- Tinker Hatfield -- Nike's famous designer who created some of the most iconic Air Jordan ...
    Tinker Hatfield: Turning Imagination Into Reality
  • TEDxPortland 2011 - Tinker Hatfield

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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