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
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The running sensation gets an update for 2019.

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size? & Nike Tease Air Max Light Collaboration for Air Max Day 2019

Turning things upside down.

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The Nike Zoom GP Will Return for Its 20th Anniversary

The first signature shoe from iconic basketball player Gary Payton.

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LA sports team vibes.

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atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Gets a Release Date

Launching alongside an apparel capsule.

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Commemorating the newest Memphis Tigers coach and proud alumni, Penny Hardaway.

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Nike Air Max 95 Essential Joins the "Bred" Color Selection

Incorporating a breathable mesh upper.

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1017 ALYX 9SM Opens Toronto Pop-Up Stocked With Exclusive SS19 and Nike Pieces

Plus, a selection from Dior.

Supreme Revives Nike's Tailwind IV in This Week's Footwear Drops
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Supreme Revives Nike's Tailwind IV in This Week's Footwear Drops

Alongside the YEEZY 700 “Geode,” a ‘Game of Thrones’ x adidas capsule, the cosmic Jordan Proto-Max 720 and more.

The Supreme x Nike Air Tailwind IV 2019 Capsule Is Releasing This Week
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The Supreme x Nike Air Tailwind IV 2019 Capsule Is Releasing This Week

Releasing with a running hat.
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