Akeem The Dream

Hakeem Olajuwon is selected in the first round by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft. Nicknamed “Akeem the Dream”, Etonic develops and releases his signature shoes.

Fun Fact

As companies like Nike, Reebok, Etonic and Adidas competed, they changed the way sneakers looked, adding wild colors and doing away with laces. Sneakers began to be produced for every sport, including walking, skateboarding and “cross training.”.