Legendary sneaker designer Peter Moore passed away at the age of 78 over the weekend. Moore has worked for Nike and adidas as a designer and creative director, with iconic sneakers and logos such as the Jumpman and the adidas Mountain logo padding his resume as well as the Nike Dunk and Air Jordan 1. He was also Nike’s first creative director and was at the helm of sneaker campaigns, logos, and sneakers themselves.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Peter Moore, an iconic designer, whose legacy will forever be connected to Jordan Brand, and the sneaker culture he helped to create,” stated Jordan Brand Vice President Howard “H” White. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the Moore family during this time.”
Moore also has worked with adidas and created the adidas Equipment/EQT line, in which the Mountain logo which was made for the line was made the primary logo that we see today.
“The adidas family is saddened by the passing of our dear friend Peter Moore,” adidas said in a statement. “Our hearts are with Peter’s family, friends, and everyone who knew him. Peter was a true legend and icon in our industry, and it is impossible to overstate the impact he has had on adidas. He will be greatly missed and his legacy will live on forever.”
The impact that Peter Moore has had on sneaker culture is still making waves today as his designs are still sought after and are seen on the feet of millions across the world. Condolences go out to Peter’s family and may he rest in peace.