3/18/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: The Untold Story of Air Max | Nike

A true NewYork native Robbie Williams sits down with Tinker Hatfield, the visionary behind the greatest shoe of all time, to discuss the journey of overcoming setbacks that eventually led to the Air Max. Continue reading

3/1/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Air Jordan 3 Tinker “University Red”

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

In March of 2018, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 3 Tinker an original sample that Tinker Hatfield created back in 1988. Air Jordan 3 Tinker University Red to feature removable swoosh logos.These are expected to release on March 30th for $200 in Quickstrike fashion.

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10/29/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: The HyperAdapt, Nike’s Awesome New Power-Lacing Sneaker

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 final go on sale at select retail locations (by appointment) beginning November 28th. Nike designer Tinker Hatfield promised us power-lacing shoes to mimic the kicks from Back to the Future in 2016. Continue reading

4/23/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: The 1992 Air Jordan 7 Olympic Was Tinker Hatfield’s Alternate Design

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.



Michael Jordan debuted the Olympic VII during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Jordan lead the Dream Team to taking home gold medals, but the sneaker fans know and love wasn’t intended to look the way it does. Legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield had several alternate designs before settling on the that one MJ wore and subsequently released. Continue reading

1/29/16 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Unboxing Air Jordan XXX (30) With Tinker Hatfield And Mark Smith

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.


Nike’s Vice President for Design and Special Projects, Tinker Hatfield, and Senior Creative Director of Innovation, Mark Smith. Tinker take a closer look at the Air Jordan XXX.  Continue reading

10/21/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez: The McFlys Release Today!

By Adewale Adekanbi


The long-awaited release of the Nike McFly’s has finally arrived! A Nike Mag sneaker, complete with hands-free power-lacing capabilities, is all but confirmed for October 21st, 2015. That is, after all, the date that Marty McFly travels to in Back To The Future 2. Continue reading

8/26/14 O&A with Walestylez: Nike Zoom Vapor Air Jordan 3 Releases Today

By Adewale Adekanbi


In time for the US Open, Nike presents a very interesting hybrid. Fusing two Tinker Hatfield designs, the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 meets the Air Jordan 3. Maybe one of the most unexpected mash-ups, the out coming sneaker blends signature design elements of the respective models which include the red Jumpman logo on the tongue, Roger Federer’s emblem on the midsole, and the classic Nike Air on the heels. The sneaker will release today; Tuesday, August 26, at Flight 23.