Tinker Hatfield returned to Nike’s Jordan Brand to help create the twentieth-anniversary Air Jordan, the XX. The design was inspired in part by Michael Jordan’s love of motorcycles, as can be seen in the tire tread-like sole, and featured a number of innovations, such as an ankle strap. The lace covers include two hundred symbols celebrating Jordan’s career, among them the Jumpman logo and an image of the first Air Jordan. It marked one of the first applications of the innovative laser-etching technique developed by Mark Smith (Nike’s Senior Creative Director of Innovation).
Jordan Brand / Air Jordan XX, 2005 / Nike Archives, FW27718.PL /