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 Dresses Its Air Max 270 React in a Fall-Ready Colorway
Footwear

Nike Dresses Its Air Max 270 React in a Fall-Ready Colorway

Warmer tones with a flannel touch.

A Closer Look at the FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS x Nike SB Dunk High
Footwear

A Closer Look at the FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS x Nike SB Dunk High

Featuring details from the Air Jordan 5 and Air Jordan 6.

Nike President & CEO Mark Parker Is Officially Stepping Down
Footwear

Nike President & CEO Mark Parker Is Officially Stepping Down

Experienced executive John Donahoe will take his place.

Nike's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail GORE-TEX Gets Bold "University Gold/Noble Red" Colorway
Footwear

Nike's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail GORE-TEX Gets Bold "University Gold/Noble Red" Colorway

Waterproofed for all your trail running/hiking needs.

The Nike LeBron 7 Returns in Memorable "Red Carpet" Colorway
Footwear

The Nike LeBron 7 Returns in Memorable "Red Carpet" Colorway

One of LeBron’s most indelible signature silhouettes.

23 NBA Rising Stars Customized Their Opening Week Shoes on Nike By You
Footwear

23 NBA Rising Stars Customized Their Opening Week Shoes on Nike By You

Ja Morant, De’Aaron Fox, Jaren Jackson Jr, Colin Sexton, Kostas Antetokounmpo and more.

Nike Serves up More Halloween-Themed Kicks in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Nike Serves up More Halloween-Themed Kicks in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Along with collaborations from Supreme x Clarks Originals, Kawhi Leonard x New Balance, size? x Vans, & more.

Nike and 'NBA 2K20' Link up for Gamer-Exclusive Sneaker Releases
Footwear

Nike and 'NBA 2K20' Link up for Gamer-Exclusive Sneaker Releases

Unlockable only through in-game achievements.

Nike Crafts a Skeleton Running Apparel Collection Just in Time for Halloween
Fashion

Nike Crafts a Skeleton Running Apparel Collection Just in Time for Halloween

Available in sleek black and Realtree camo.

Nike SB Brings Gucci-Like Color Scheme To Air Force 2 Low
Footwear

Nike SB Brings Gucci-Like Color Scheme To Air Force 2 Low

Spruced up with familiar red and green accents.

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