Known for his enormous part in Nike’s success over the last decades, Tinker Hatfield is a pioneer in athletic footwear design. Born on April 30, 1952, he joined Nike in 1981 after studying architecture at the University of Oregon. Hatfield is credited with designing iconic shoes such as the Nike Air Max series, the Air Jordan line (starting from the Air Jordan III), and the Nike MAG featured in "Back to the Future II." His designs blend performance and aesthetics, making him a key figure in sneaker design.