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 Extends Policies for Pregnant Athletes, Waiving Pay Reductions for 18 Months (UPDATE)
Sports

Nike Extends Policies for Pregnant Athletes, Waiving Pay Reductions for 18 Months (UPDATE)

The brand previously updated the terms to a period of 12 months.

Nike Drops a Slingback Version of the Air Force 1
Footwear

Nike Drops a Slingback Version of the Air Force 1

An unexpected redesign of the classic silhouette.

Nike's Air Max 1 G NRG Gets the Camouflage Treatment
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 1 G NRG Gets the Camouflage Treatment

Accentuated with “Total Orange.”

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The HYPE Report

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Our Editors sit down and analyze the most important news from the past 7 days.

NikeCourt Pays Celebrates the Big Apple With the Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 "NYC"
Footwear

NikeCourt Pays Celebrates the Big Apple With the Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 "NYC"

Ahead of the 2019 US Open.

More Images of G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 "Para?Noise" Surface
Footwear

More Images of G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 ‘07 "Para?Noise" Surface

A better look at the rumored collaboration.

Nike Releases Neon "B2-Fera" React Element 55 Inspired by Bolivian Culture
Footwear

Nike Releases Neon "B2-Fera" React Element 55 Inspired by Bolivian Culture

The tropical colorway designed by Fera Schmidt will drop August 19.

Bandulu's Paint-Splatted Nike Kyrie 5 Releases This Weekend (UPDATE)
Footwear

Bandulu's Paint-Splatted Nike Kyrie 5 Releases This Weekend (UPDATE)

Iterated by artist Pat Peltier.

Image of a "University Red" Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Low Surfaces
Footwear

Image of a "University Red" Off-White™ x Nike Dunk Low Surfaces

Another take on the SB model.

Nike Teams Up With TITAN for New LeBron 16 Low "Agimat"
Footwear

Nike Teams Up With TITAN for New LeBron 16 Low "Agimat"

Inspired by Filipino Folklore.

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