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
Nike Officially Reveals Russell Wilson's First Signature Kicks
Footwear

Nike Officially Reveals Russell Wilson's First Signature Kicks

The Dangeruss Wilson 1 is for the Seattle Seahawks’s crafty QB.

Nike's Air Max 97 Gets Updated With "Just Do It" Motif
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 97 Gets Updated With "Just Do It" Motif

The collection sees another drop.

Nike Air Max 95 OG Receives Militaristic Makeover
Footwear

Nike Air Max 95 OG Receives Militaristic Makeover

Earth tones and a pop of orange.

Nike's Moon Racer Features Oversized Swoosh Logos
Footwear

Nike's Moon Racer Features Oversized Swoosh Logos

A brand new silhouette sporting two unique colorways.

Potential Nike Air Force 1 x Off-White™  May See Infant Sizing This Year
Footwear

Potential Nike Air Force 1 x Off-White™ May See Infant Sizing This Year

For you and your little ones.

Update: This Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 "Cactus Jack" Has a Release Date
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Update: This Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 "Cactus Jack" Has a Release Date

The Sail colorway will drop next month.

UNDEFEATED Teases "Friends & Family" Purple Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro
Footwear

UNDEFEATED Teases "Friends & Family" Purple Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro

The second ultra-limited Protro drop.

Nike Air Max 270 Futura Joins in on the Red, White and Blue Theme
Footwear

Nike Air Max 270 Futura Joins in on the Red, White and Blue Theme

Retro meets modern.

Nike Unveils New Technology With PhantomVSN Football Boots
Footwear

Nike Unveils New Technology With PhantomVSN Football Boots

Dropping in “Black Op,” “Raised on Concrete” and “Young Blood.”

Nike Gives the Air Max 95 a New Paint Splatter Look
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Nike Gives the Air Max 95 a New Paint Splatter Look

With metallic gold touches.

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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