Nike

Nike

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.

Founded January 25, 1964
Industries Sportswear
Headquarter Portland, OR, United States
Sacai Unveils New Moccasin Fringe Nike Air Force 1 Model & Hybrid Apparel
Fashion

Sacai Unveils New Moccasin Fringe Nike Air Force 1 Model & Hybrid Apparel

Exclusive at Sacai’s Lane Crawford pop-up.

Nike Air Max 97 NRG "Jacket Pack" Gets Dressed for the Fall Weather
Footwear

Nike Air Max 97 NRG "Jacket Pack" Gets Dressed for the Fall Weather

Just in time for layering season.

Nike Air VaporMax 2019 Receives Iron Man-Inspired Makeover
Footwear

Nike Air VaporMax 2019 Receives Iron Man-Inspired Makeover

Could be Tony Stark’s running shoes.

The Air Max 95 "Keep Rippin Stop Slippin" Continues Nike's Safari Themes
Footwear

The Air Max 95 "Keep Rippin Stop Slippin" Continues Nike's Safari Themes

Another journey into the wild.

Nike Air VaporMax 2.0 Gets "Black/Metallic Gold" Option
Footwear

Nike Air VaporMax 2.0 Gets "Black/Metallic Gold" Option

With a subtle 3M reflective touch.

Why the Kyle Kuzma GOAT Deal Isn’t as Groundbreaking as You Think
Footwear 

Why the Kyle Kuzma GOAT Deal Isn’t as Groundbreaking as You Think

A small shift instead of a seismic one.

Jerry Lorenzo Previews Fear of God x Nike Sneaker in Black
Footwear

Jerry Lorenzo Previews Fear of God x Nike Sneaker in Black

The collaboration’s second sneaker.

Nike Is Readying the Air VaporMax 2.0 “Zebra”
Footwear

Nike Is Readying the Air VaporMax 2.0 “Zebra”

Part of a larger animal-themed pack.

Nike's Air Max 98 Gets a Premium Shanghai Colorway
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 98 Gets a Premium Shanghai Colorway

Chinese character uppers.

Nike's Air Max 97 to be Available in "Spruce Aura"
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 97 to be Available in "Spruce Aura"

With a touch of suede.
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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