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 Is Named World's 8th Healthiest Company
Footwear

Nike Is Named World's 8th Healthiest Company

Following increased sales and two monumental ad campaigns.

Virgil Abloh's "Figures of Speech" Exhibition Gets a One Week Extension (UPDATE)
Arts

Virgil Abloh's "Figures of Speech" Exhibition Gets a One Week Extension (UPDATE)

Due to popular demand.

Nike to Release Air Max 200 in "White/University Red" Colorway
Footwear

Nike to Release Air Max 200 in "White/University Red" Colorway

A new color combination for the popular air-infused sneaker.

Nike Preps Patchworked Air Force 1 "Zine"
Footwear

Nike Preps Patchworked Air Force 1 "Zine"

An eclectic print inspired by indie magazines.

sacai Drops Luxe Accessories for the Nike Blazer Mid & LDWaffle
Footwear

sacai Drops Luxe Accessories for the Nike Blazer Mid & LDWaffle

Fur patches and zip closures.

Nike Revives the OG "Viotech" Color Blocking on the Air Max 90
Footwear

Nike Revives the OG "Viotech" Color Blocking on the Air Max 90

A must-add to your rotation.

A Closer Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro Pack
Footwear

A Closer Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro Pack

Representing Team Kobe members DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Kyle Kuzma, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Image of a Black Nike Kyrie 6 Surfaces
Footwear

Image of a Black Nike Kyrie 6 Surfaces

Featuring a combined upper of textile mesh and leather.

Nike Drops New Shox BB4 Highlighted in Team "Raptors" Colors
Footwear

Nike Drops New Shox BB4 Highlighted in Team "Raptors" Colors

Detailed with claw marks.

Nike Brings Back Original Air Jordan 1 in New "Obsidian" Colorway
Footwear

Nike Brings Back Original Air Jordan 1 in New "Obsidian" Colorway

Paying homage to the basketball player’s alma mater.

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