October 4, 2012
The “Paranorman” Foams were indeed tough to come by; you had to be extremely weird to obtain those. Yet, to get these sample “Paranorman” Nike Air Raids, you would have had to personally know the designer of the beloved basketball shoe. Joel Colley, the Portland-based artist responsible for creating the graphics on the aforementioned Foams, was presented with the “Paranorman” Raids by Tinker Hatfield himself at a meeting both attended (along with Tiffany Beers from Nike’s Innovation Kitchen) to elaborate on the success of the “Paranorman” Foams, which raised $203,000 on eBay for the Born This Way Foundation. Colley’s graphics are seen on the Air Raid, along with Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers’ autographs.
words by George Kiel III