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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Concepts & Kyrie Irving Team up Again for Nike Kyrie 5 "Orion's Belt"

Exploring Kyrie’s fascination with ancient Egyptian culture.

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Presented by South Coast Plaza
Including art exhibits and pop-ups.

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Cactus Plant Flea Market Teases Nike Apparel Collection

Along with an official look at the bespoke Nike Air Force 1.

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Footwear

Nike Expands Air Vapormax 2019 Utility Lineup With "Desert Sand"

More durable upper, same exemplary cushioning.

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Nike Releases Holiday Collection for Wintertime Runners

Including an updated Zoom Pegasus Turbo.

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Nike Adds to Its D/MS/X Offerings With New Ghoswift Silhouette

Inspired by early ’90s London rave culture.

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Minty fresh.

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Olivia Kim and Nike Salute '90s NYC Street Fashion With "No Cover" Collection

Megan Rapinoe, John Waters and Binx Walton appear in the lookbook.

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Footwear

Skechers Denies Nike's Lawsuit Against "Skecherized" Versions of Air Max Sneakers (UPDATE)

The brand is prepared to fight for its designs.

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