Celebrating Tinker Hatfield's Birthday With 5 Great Sneaker Moments

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Happy Birthday!

A living legend by the name of Tinker Hatfield turns a young 63 years old today. That title is actually an understatement, Hatfield is responsible for a lot of the sneakers we love today and the culture we call our own. Nike's #1 designer is truly a visionary. To honor Tinker Hatfield's birthday we decided to share five of our favorite great sneaker moments involving the man himself. After reading we encourage you to share your own in the comment section below.

Click (or swipe) through five great Tinker Hatfield sneaker moments.

It's gotta be the shoes

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It's only right to kick this off with Tinker Hatfield practicing his jumpshot in Oregon Air Jordan 3s and a tweed suit. Swag on a 100 trillion.

The Game Changer

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Does it get any more classic than the Nike Air Max 1? Tinker revolutionized the running shoe in 1987 and the game hasn't been the same since.

Your's and Tinker's Favorite Shoe

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Tinker Hatfield has gone on record to say the Air Jordan 11 is his all time favorite shoe. In 1995, the Air Jordan 11 was the first Basketball performance sneaker to ever feature patent leather.

The Future Meets The Past

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In 1989, Nike and Tinker Hatfield were contracted to design a futuristic shoe for the movie Back to the Future II which took place in 2015. Here we are nearly 30 years and the Air Mag is still the most futuristic sneaker ever created. Hatfield is so far ahead of his time.

The Nike Air Mag is scheduled to release in 2015 with power lacing.

The New Mighty Ducks

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The success of the Oregon Ducks didn't happen overnight. We've previously told the story on how Phil Knight rebuilt the University of Oregon and it would have been a much tougher road without Tinker Hatfield.

Phil Knight brought Tinker Hatfield to create space-age uniforms that could help drive the rebranding of Oregon football. Today, Oregon football jerseys and PE Air Jordans are some of the most wanted Sports memorabilia.

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