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
Nike Heads Back to 2011 With Zoom Rookie "Glow in the Dark"
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Nike Heads Back to 2011 With Zoom Rookie "Glow in the Dark"

A Penny Hardaway throwback.

Don C Serves Up Another Head-Turning Jordan Legacy 312
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Don C Serves Up Another Head-Turning Jordan Legacy 312

Desert camouflage with infrared accents.

A First Look at What May Be the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3.0
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A First Look at What May Be the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3.0

Coming soon.

Jerry Lorenzo Hoops Big in New NBA2K "Air Fear of God" Trailer
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Jerry Lorenzo Hoops Big in New NBA2K "Air Fear of God" Trailer

Sporting the new Fear of God x Nike collab.

A First Look at the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2.0 "Chinese New Year"
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A First Look at the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2.0 "Chinese New Year"

Set to launch in February next year.

An On-Foot Look at the Nike Air Fear of God 1 in Black
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An On-Foot Look at the Nike Air Fear of God 1 in Black

Dropping this week.

Nike's Air Trainer 3 Resurfaces in "Medicine Ball"
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Nike's Air Trainer 3 Resurfaces in "Medicine Ball"

The retro classic is back.

Nike's Air VaporMax 2019 Kicks Off the New Year in "Black/Metallic Gold"
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Nike's Air VaporMax 2019 Kicks Off the New Year in "Black/Metallic Gold"

Mark your calendars.

Blue Off-White™ x Nike AF1 Rumored to Release at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Blue Off-White™ x Nike AF1 Rumored to Release at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Bringing things back to Chicago.

Nike Is Releasing a Y2K-Inspired Air Max Pack
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Nike Is Releasing a Y2K-Inspired Air Max Pack

Donning an Air Max 270 and Air Max 95.
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