Nike ACG co-founder Steve McDonald recently shared a look at the Sticky Rubber Nike Air Azona originally released back in 1991, accompanied with the initial sketch render of the shoe.
A little info about Steve – along with being one of the founders of Nike’s All Conditions Gear division back in the early ’90s, McDonald was also responsible for designing other popular silhouettes from the Swoosh’s ’90s archives including Charles Barkley’s Air Force 180, as well as being a part of the process behind the Nike Kobe 3, Nike Air Moc, and more. (via SoleCollector)
“We started ACG (Nike’s Outdoor Division), Air Mowabb, Air Azona, Air Revaderchi, Air Moc, and Air Deshutz, as well as a lot of cool Nike basketball products like, Air Force Max, and MANY others. These were the days of ‘learn as you go’ and raise some hell along the way. What a treat!
And yes, we took a 15 million dollar business to a nearly $300 million dollar business in just over 2 years.” – Steve
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