By Mark Anthony Green
No offense to Phil Knight, but kids wouldn't be camping on sidewalks for limited-edition Nikes without mad scientist Tinker Hatfield. He's designed every pair of game-worn Jordans since '88, the visible Air bubble, and last year's Nike Mag -- a replica of the Back to the Future Part II shoes. Sneaker freaks, it's story time.
Hatfield on missed opportunities:
"At one point, I pushed for a less sporty sub-brand called Jordan Beyond. When Michael did SNL in '91, he wore a Jordan Beyond quilted green jacket. But I couldn't make it happen. I've still got some samples, including a basketball shoe that was perforated like a wingtip."
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