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 and Nordstrom Launch Their First Men's Sneaker Boutique in NYC
Fashion

Nike and Nordstrom Launch Their First Men's Sneaker Boutique in NYC

Opening with re-releases of coveted Nike kicks.

Take a Full Look at Nike ACG's Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Fashion

Take a Full Look at Nike ACG's Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

Apparel and footwear ready for the great outdoors.

Nike Releases the Shox R4 in Racer Blue & Metallic Silver
Footwear

Nike Releases the Shox R4 in Racer Blue & Metallic Silver

A clean alternative to the “Comet Red” colorway.

Take a Closer Look at the Nike SB Dunk High "Walk the Dog"
Footwear  

Take a Closer Look at the Nike SB Dunk High "Walk the Dog"

Releasing this 4/20.

Nike Moves to Trademark the Term "Footware"
Footwear

Nike Moves to Trademark the Term "Footware"

The footwear giant is aiming to brand its smart sneakers.

UPDATE: Nike Celebrates Air Max Day With Cactus Plant Flea Market & Heron Preston Collaborations
Footwear

UPDATE: Nike Celebrates Air Max Day With Cactus Plant Flea Market & Heron Preston Collaborations

Frank Ocean has now been spotted wearing the CPFM VaporMaxes.

Exclusive Look Inside Nike & Steven Harrington's "Magic Hour" Exhibition
Arts

Exclusive Look Inside Nike & Steven Harrington's "Magic Hour" Exhibition

Massive sculptures, collaborative sneakers, and more.

Nike ACG Okwahn II Gets Splashed With Bold Blue and Pink Details
Footwear

Nike ACG Okwahn II Gets Splashed With Bold Blue and Pink Details

On a clean beige and white upper.

The Air Jordan 4 OG "Bred" Returns for 30th Anniversary Celebrations
Footwear

The Air Jordan 4 OG "Bred" Returns for 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Complete with original packaging, a retro hangtag and “NIKE AIR” branding.

Nike Previews ACG Spring/Summer 2019 Apparel Collection
Fashion

Nike Previews ACG Spring/Summer 2019 Apparel Collection

Mixing high-end functionality with a playful aesthetic.
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