Tinker Hatfield e-mails Kanye

In contrast to the funny previous Kanye post, here’s one that carries an extreme amount of weight considering it’s the G.O.A.T. of sneaker design: Tinker Hatfield. The architect turned shoe designer of many of your favorite Js attended a Kanye West show (in 2008… so Glow In The Dark, not Yeezus — it should be noted.) and e-mailed his review to ‘Ye. Seen below:


What powerful words. I love the idea of a “performance designer”. And seeing Tinker’s insight into “design” vs. “art” and the extra level the former takes is inspiring for anyone. And if you’re Kanye reading this, wow. What. A. Compliment.