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 LeBron 17 "James Gang" Nods To LeBron James's Family
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Nike LeBron 17 "James Gang" Nods To LeBron James's Family

The King shows love to his court.

Nike Paints the React Presto in Signature "Volt"
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Nike Paints the React Presto in Signature "Volt"

Preparing you for the warmer months.

Nike Air Force 1 High '07 Receives Minimal "White/Dark Gray" Makeover
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Nike Air Force 1 High '07 Receives Minimal "White/Dark Gray" Makeover

A clean colorway for the court classic.

Nike Unveils Blazer Mid in Light & Dark "Patina"
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Nike Unveils Blazer Mid in Light & Dark "Patina"

Coming in buttery soft vachetta leather.

Nike SB GTS Return Appears In Air Max 1-Inspired "Sport Red"
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Nike SB GTS Return Appears In Air Max 1-Inspired "Sport Red"

A nod to the AM1’s most famous colorway.

Nike Air VaporMax 360 Joins the "Bubble Pack"
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Nike Air VaporMax 360 Joins the "Bubble Pack"

With a crisp “Summit White” colorway.

Nike CruzrOne in Black and White is as Versatile as it Gets
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Nike CruzrOne in Black and White is as Versatile as it Gets

A shoe designed specifically to meet the needs of slow runners.

Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 Is Back in "Black Lava"
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Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 Is Back in "Black Lava"

A flipped take on the influential silhouette’s most lauded colorway.

The Nike LeBron 17 "Mr. Swackhammer" Opts for a Villainous Green Shade
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The Nike LeBron 17 "Mr. Swackhammer" Opts for a Villainous Green Shade

“Crush ‘em!”

Take an Official Look at the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low
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Take an Official Look at the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low

The lead collaboration for SS20.

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