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The Air Jordan 10 Tinker Is Coming This Week!!

air jordan 10 tinker

Earlier this month, we have seen the release of the Air Jordan 6 Tinker, which was Tinker Hatfield’s original concept of the Air Jordan 6 Infrared. This week, we will be getting yet another iconic Tinker release; the Air Jordan 10 Tinker. Back in 1994, Tinker has designed the Nike Air Huarache Light, and the OG Ultramarine colorway from that sneaker is placed on this upcoming Jordan 10 sneaker. We have been getting some nice Tinker Jays this year, are these next on your list??

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984.

He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball.

In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.

Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.

MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 10 History

The Air Jordan 10 was originally released back in 1994, created by Tinker Hatfield. This was the second pair of Jordans that has released during Michael Jordan’s professional baseball career. Due to MJ’s departure from the NBA, everyone, including Nike, thought that the Air Jordan line was finished, but Hatfield thought differently.

At first, MJ disapproved of the 10s since they featured a extra leather toe cap. MJ has talked to Hatfield about making changes to the 10s, but it was too late to do so since the first colorway (The Steel Grey) have already started hitting the shoes stores. But there was still some time to make changes for future 10 releases, and the toe cap was removed from the 10s and it had a much cleaner look to them.

The Air Jordan 10 features Huarache inner sleeves, leather uppers, and a quick lacing system. MJ started to wear the 10s when he returned to the NBA. The 10s that he wore featured his number 45 on the side of the shoes. Hatfield wanted to show his appreciation for MJ accomplishments during his professional basketball career in the NBA, since everyone thought that MJ was retiring from the sport for good.

On the outsole of the 10s, you will notice a list of Michael’s milestones for every year in the NBA from 1985 to 1994:

  • 1985- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • 1986- 63 POINTS
  • 1987- SCORING TITLE
  • 1988- DUNK CHAMP
  • 1989- ALL DEFENSE
  • 1990- SCORES 63 POINTS
  • 1991- MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 1992- MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 1993- MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 1994- BEYOND

The Air Jordan 10 was originally retailed for $125.00 during it’s first release in 1994.

Features Of The Shoe

This shoe features the same color scheme as the Nike Air Huarache Light Ultramarine OG (Racer Blue, Team Orange, Black, and White). Racer Blue is applied to the leather upper, while the tongue and collar areas are dressed in black. Additionally, it features light blue linings, along with orange that is applied to the heel tabs and Jumpman logos on the heels. Finally, you will notice the white midsole, and the orange and white stripped outsole.

Release Date

Get ready, because the release date for these cool kicks is just around the corner. They are dropping October 19th. Retail price is set at $190.00.

Air Jordan 10 Tinker

October 19th, 2018

$190.00

Additional Images

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Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

These sneaker are indeed very nice. You cannot go wrong with these. Are you planning to spend your hard earned cash on these babies??? What are your overall thoughts on these upcoming kicks?? Leave your comments and questions below, and I will get back to you shortly. Also, like, share, and subscribe for more sneaker content. As always, stay tuned for more future updates!!!

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Ahmad Ballard

21 Comments

  1. I love these Air Jordans! MJ was my idol growing up. I remember buying my first pair of Jordans back in the 90’s. I worked for 3 weeks at McD’s so I could afford them 🙂
    I am glad to see that they are still as popular (and well made) today as they were back then. Great review!

    • Hello Mike, thanks for the comment. My first pair of sneakers were the Air Jordan 5s when they first came out in 1990 (the year I was born). Air Jordan will always be a trend. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!!

  2. I like these Knicks colors. The Blue and orange are pure fire. How many different shoes is Jordan dropping this month? I think you got 3 up on your site already. A buck 90. The price ain’t cheap.

    Regards
    Court

    Regards

    • Hello Courtney, thanks for the comment. Including this pair, there are a total of 4 pairs of Jordans releasing for the remainder of October. I will most definitely keep you updated, so stay tuned!!!

  3. Tinker Hatfield was genius when it comes to sneaker designs. I was not hoping for Jordan to strike out with baseball but it just seems like basketball is his calling in sport. And now he is a owner of a NBA basketball team. Jordan is a genius business man in his own right as well. The Jordan 10 look amazing love the color.

    • Hello Nigel, thanks for the comment. It was sad to see MJ retire from basketball in order to pursue a baseball career. But we were happy to see him return, and he continues to be successful still until this day.

  4. Oooh these look SO nice! I know my brother would love a pair of these. They look like the perfect Christmas gift.

    Do you know if I’d be able to purchase these in the UK? Thanks

    • Hello Steph, thanks for the comment. These will be available at select retail store and online. You can get them shipped to the UK if you are making an online purchase.

  5. NO. 23! Micheaaaaaaaaaaalllll JOOORRRRDAAAAAAAAAAANNN!!!!

    Who didn’t want to be like mike? Those sneaks are sweet. 

    I was wondering though if maybe you could elaborate a little more on how they are made? I’m not to keen on a cobblers craft (even if they are mass produced) and i have a insatiable curiosity for other’s crafts. <—-Especially those who have made a killing doing it.

  6. Michael Jordan has always been my favorite basketball star. Growing up, it was my goal to buy a pair of MJ. I can remember how excited I was when that moment came. You have an awesome website with lavish style of Michael Jordon snickers displayed. I especially love the new Air Jordon 10 tinker that coming soon this will definitely be on my shopping list. Thank you. Great job!!!

    • Hello Anthony, thanks for the comment. I remember when I got my first job, my goal was to collect Jordans. I use to purchase them once a week back in the day lls. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!!!

  7. I enjoyed reading this, I am not into shoes, BUT if I REALLY wanted to purchase some I’d come here to read your reviews on things, they are VERY detailed an understandable! If you could check out my website that would be great (www.thejoyofamotherslove.com)

  8. Hi Ahmad,
    Nice history on my favorite basketball star, Michael Jordan. His achievements are impressive. Air Jordan Brand has started and where it is now is amazing. The sneakers, Air Jordan 10 Tinker with their Racer Blue, Team Orange and White looks viciously impressive. I bet it’s functional too! At my age over six decades bouncing, my friends would probably give me a raised eyebrow glance. Wow! Honestly. This is a must buy for my son who loves basketball. Thank you for sharing this great update on the latest sneakers, Ahmad.

    • Hello Maxine, thanks for the comment. MJ, and the Air Jordan Brand have really come a long way, and the brand is a everlasting trend. This upcoming release is a must have. Feel free to always check out my site for more upcoming sneaker blogs!!

  9. Hey buddy, you never fail to come out with all the latest and greatest Nike Air Jordan’s, especially with all the details, information and background of the sneaker that the article is about.

    Thank you for sharing buddy, have a great day and all the success, happiness and prosperity that you desire.

    Kind regards.

    Dean.

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