Nike

Nike

American Sportswear Company
Nike is a major American sportswear and footwear company, based in Portland, Oregon. The Nike legacy began in 1964, when track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman set up a small business importing Japanese running shoes under the name Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS). Nike sponsors and collaborates with a diverse range of high-profile athletes and sports teams on a global level, with the highly recognized trademarks of "Just Do It" and the Swoosh logo. In addition, Nike is the world's biggest supplier of sportswear and footwear.

2015

Nike signs deal to become official apparel supplier for the NBA

2012

Nike becomes official on-field supplier for NFL uniforms, sideline apparel and practice wear

2003

Converse Inc. is acquired for $305 million

1999

Company begins selling its products directly to consumers via its web site

1990

First NikeTown retail outlet opens in Portland, Oregon

1988

Cole Haan, maker of casual and dress shoes, is acquired; "Just Do It" slogan debuts

1985

Company signs Michael Jordan to endorse a version of its Air shoe, the "Air Jordan."

1980

Nike goes public

1971

BRS begins manufacturing its own products overseas, through subcontractors; the Swoosh trademark and the Nike brand are introduced

1966

The company's first retail outlet opens

1964

BRS becomes partnership between Knight and William Bowerman

1962

Philip H. Knight founds Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS) to import Japanese running shoes
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For that layered look.

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Nike Sends a Message With the Air Force 1 Low CMFT "Equality"

Continuing its Pride Month celebrations.

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Nike Is Bringing Back the Air Ghost Racer in a Retro Colorway

Reintroducing the ’90s lightweight marathon shoe.

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More UNDERCOVER X Nike Daybreak Sneakers Are on the Way

Black-on-black and “Lucky Green.”

Nike Readies New React Ianga Under THE10TH Sportswear Collection
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Nike Readies New React Ianga Under THE10TH Sportswear Collection

Another futuristic take on the silhouette.

Supreme and Nike Prep Another Air Jordan 14 Drop on SNKRS
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Supreme and Nike Prep Another Air Jordan 14 Drop on SNKRS

One more chance to grab the limited kicks.

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Silver chain and all.

Nike Revisits the '90s With Its Windbreaker-Inspired Air Max 95
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Nike Revisits the '90s With Its Windbreaker-Inspired Air Max 95

Throwback colors with an oversized logo.

Watch How Stefan Janoski's Stubbornness Led to Nike SB Stardom
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Watch How Stefan Janoski's Stubbornness Led to Nike SB Stardom

“I want my foot to bleed.”

Editors' Picks: Best Sneakers of 2019 So Far
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Editors' Picks: Best Sneakers of 2019 So Far

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