Most sneaker designers can only dream of having the career that Tinker Hatfield has had, but that doesn’t mean the legend isn’t a bit envious of his peers’ work at times.

In the latest episode of Quickstrike, Hatfield raves about Eric Avar’s Nike Kobe 9 Elite, going as far as saying that he wishes he had designed the shoe himself. He also speaks on the challenges and politics one may face when trying to deliver such groundbreaking product. See the discussion in the video below.