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
Website nike.com
Nike Shares New Air VaporMax Inneva Model
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Nike Shares New Air VaporMax Inneva Model

A new addition to the family.
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Air Jordan 3 "Tinker" to Return for Hatfield's Birthday
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Air Jordan 3 "Tinker" to Return for Hatfield's Birthday

Hit the notification button on SNKRS now.
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BILLY'S Unleashes Two Ultra-Clean Nike Air Max 95 Exclusives
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BILLY'S Unleashes Two Ultra-Clean Nike Air Max 95 Exclusives

The perfect summertime kicks.
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An On-Foot Look at Nike's Air Max 97 "Gym Red"
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An On-Foot Look at Nike's Air Max 97 "Gym Red"

An ode to a classic.
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Nike Air VaporMax Plus Armors up In "Wolf Grey"
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Nike Air VaporMax Plus Armors up In "Wolf Grey"

Metallic sheen.
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Nike Vapor Street Flyknit Gets a Clean "White/Wolf Grey" Look
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Nike Vapor Street Flyknit Gets a Clean "White/Wolf Grey" Look

Ultralight.
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Skepta's Next Collaborative Shoe With Nike Fuses Two Classic Silhouettes
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Skepta's Next Collaborative Shoe With Nike Fuses Two Classic Silhouettes

Expected to drop soon.
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The Nike Air Max 1 Receives a Customizable Makeover
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The Nike Air Max 1 Receives a Customizable Makeover

A play on the classic.
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atmos & Nike's "Beast" Pack Returns Through New Nike SNKRS Procedure
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atmos & Nike's "Beast" Pack Returns Through New Nike SNKRS Procedure

The popular pack returns in interesting fashion.
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Nike's PG2 "Taurus" Drops Next Month
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Nike's PG2 "Taurus" Drops Next Month

Highlighting PG13’s upcoming birthday.
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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