Adio

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Adio Footwear
Type Subsidiary of Jarden Corporation
Founded 1998
Headquarters New York City, New York, USA
Products skateboard shoes, Clothes, Hats, accessories
Website www.adiofootwear.com

Adio Footwear was a skateboarding footwear and clothing company, founded by skater Chris Miller in 1999. It was later acquired by K2, based in Carlsbad, California, United States (US); K2 was then acquired by the Jarden Corporation in 2007.[citation needed] Its name is pronounced "audio" or "ad-e-o".

History[edit]

In its early years the company sponsored the Adio Footwear professional skateboarding and snowboarding team.

Industry veteran, Jim Stroesser, was named president of Adio in December 2009.[1] Stroesser moved the brand's global headquarters from Vista, California, US. to Solana Beach, California, US, in January, 2010.

As of 2012, Adio is owned by K2, a division of the Jarden Corporation, while AL&S and Samsung own the global license for Adio. The brand continues to manufacture and distribute skateboarding footwear and apparel.

Past team members[edit]

Team members as of 2004 included Shaun White, Jeremy Wray, Tony Hawk, Ed Selego, Nick Dompierre, Danny Montoya, Bam Margera, Brian Sumner, Kenny Anderson, Alex Chalmers and Steve Nesser.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Stroesser – CEO & President, Adio Footwear". SDSI. SDSI. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Transworld (17 August 2004). "SHAUN WHITE JOINS ADIO FOOTWEAR PRO TEAM". Transworld Snowboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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