Section D

Sneaker special

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10 January 2017

Episode 274

30 minutes

On today’s boxfresh show we step into the well-worn world of wearable design as we cast our gaze streetward and talk shoe design with a 30-year veteran of the industry from Nike and an Argentinian cobbler making shoes to last. Plus: the new magazine for footwear aficionados.

10 January 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Tinker Hatfield

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Few people have influenced the way athletic footwear looks as much as Tinker Hatfield. Even if you’ve never heard his name, you’ve probably seen his work. He’s been working at Nike for more than 30 years and has designed many of the brand’s signature trainers, including the Air Max 1 and numerous incarnations of the Air Jordan series.

10 minutes

Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Calzados Correa

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Felix Correa started making shoes in the 1950s before opening his own shop in 1955. Now, three generations later, Calzados Correa is the last company still making hand-stitched shoes in the city.

6 minutes

Chapter 3

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Alex Powis, ‘Crepe City’

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Nabbing the newest trainers and knowing about the canon of classics is the preserve of so-called sneakerheads, a term applied to devotees who revel in a fanciful fascination with footwear. We profile a new magazine on the subject.

6 minutes

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