Sneakerpedia Powered by Foot Locker

Avia 889 arc basketball

Brand

Avia

Colours
  • #ffffff
Colourway

White

Year

Type

basketball

Materials
Tags

Add and manage photos

Sneaker history

Help: People love to read about the history of a sneaker. What inspired the design? Was it part of a set? What year did it come out, and in how many colours and style variants? Comment is cool, but facts rule!

Avia is an American shoe company founded in Oregon in 1979 by Jerry Stubblefield, an American entrepreneur and former record-setting discus thrower at the University of Oregon.Stubblefield reportedly came up with the word "avia" (derived from the Latin "avis," meaning "bird"while on a jet flight, and decided to use it as a brand name for a sports shoe to suggest aviation. Avia was known as a leading brand in the 1980s for its line of women's walking and aerobics shoes, as well as men's shoes. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Avia had a thriving line of basketball shoes; among those who wore Avia were Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, and Clyde Drexler.[10] Avia shoes are known for their performance, durability and comfort.[citation needed]Louisiana State University Football head coach Les Miles wears Avia shoes while on the sidelines of every game. The company is also known for some of the performance technologies built into their shoes, including the Cantilever Heel (heel support), the ARC – Anatomical Rebound Cradle (comprehensive foot cushioning and arch support), and Avia's FOM technology (shock compression).

  • Personal sneaker stories

    To add yours you must first own this sneaker.

    • Be the first to add a personal story.

    • Be the first to add a comment

Further information