Tinker Hatfield on the Air Max Zero

Since its introduction in 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 has become a global icon in sneaker design, yet very few know its origin story—until now. To celebrate its self-proclaimed Air Max Day on 26 March 2015, Nike will launch the Air Max Zero, the very first shoe design to include a built-in, see-through bubble, which was eventually scrapped due to marketing issues. To learn more about the “one before the 1,” Design Boom spoke with its creator, legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield.