The Tinker Air Jordan 2012 Deluxe sees the arrival of a special edition colorway inspired by Tinker Hatfield’s initial sketches of the AJ 2012. Tinker Hatfield’s ability to craft iconic performance shoes from thoughtful and unexpected inspirations have made him revered within the Jordan community. His influence on the Air Jordan 2012 was no different, as his design concept brought in cues from the 1930’s jazz scene. His “zoot” sketch served as a flagship image for the project, capturing the confident demeanor intended for the AJ 2012. While a basic representation, the wingtips featured in the image would serve as a starting point for the game shoe. With Tinker’s favorite colorway in mind, NIKE,INC are dropping a limited AJ 2012 style that brings his initial inspiration for the game shoe to life. The ‘Tinker’ AJ 2012 features a matte finish in place of the pearlized upper, and a custom dragon image rests on the medial, while the white leather side panel pops on the all-black backdrop. Dropping in limited quantities on March 14, the ‘Tinker’ AJ 2012 comes in a Deluxe pack that includes both innersleeves and all three midsole cushioning options.