The "Duckrache" Tinker Hatfield, conceived the idea and design, and then had Jason Humble who is a former Oregon Track Athlete and currently a fantastic shoe developer in Nike Sportswear, work with the U of O Track Coaches, to work out the particulars for this limited edition shoe. (For U of O only). University of Oregon is a top tier Track and Field program with elite athletes that compete for the NCAA Division One National championships every year. Tinker was a Track Athlete there back in the day. 1972 -76. During that time He drew up a logo for the team, using two Ducks, one black and one white. It was a hit with the team and got used on a sweat suit. Tinker thought it would be good to bring it back using the more modernized Duck.