Nike pays homage to legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield with the Nike Air Max 1 Tinker “Sketch To Shelf”, Tinker Hatfield started working for Nike in 1981 as an architect designing stores. In 1985 he made the decision to transcend into shoe design and the rest is history. Tinker’s first design ended up being the legendary Air Max 1 that debuted in 1987, the first shoe to openly display the Air Max unit. The shoe was designed to resemble Tinker’s exact sketch he drew up on paper. Its University Red mudguards and Swooshes on the sides are barely drawn in, while having matching tongue tabs. His signature is spotted on the heels, with “Sketch, Property of Nike, Not For Resale” printed on the sockliner. Finishing off the design are sketch lines printed on the translucent outsole.