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 Includes the All-New EXP-X14 Model Into the “Just Do It” Pack
Footwear

Nike Includes the All-New EXP-X14 Model Into the “Just Do It” Pack

Arriving in black and white, respectively.

Another Look at the Nike Epic React Flyknit “True White”
Footwear

Another Look at the Nike Epic React Flyknit “True White”

Release date finally confirmed.

Here's What Went Down at Nike's "Football Korobka" Moscow Launch
Fashion

Here's What Went Down at Nike's "Football Korobka" Moscow Launch

Nike’s first-ever Russian-themed collection.

Nike Highlights Statement Branding on This New Air Max 97 “Black/University Red” Model
Footwear

Nike Highlights Statement Branding on This New Air Max 97 “Black/University Red” Model

More heavy branding from the Swoosh.

An Official Look at Nike Sportwear's EXP-X14
Footwear

An Official Look at Nike Sportwear's EXP-X14

A modern take on the Nike Zoom Drive.

Nike Air Max 270 Futura to Release Later This Year
Footwear

Nike Air Max 270 Futura to Release Later This Year

Kicking things off in blue.

A First Look at Nike's Next Collaboration Series With Skepta
Footwear

A First Look at Nike's Next Collaboration Series With Skepta

Will Skepta be going 3 for 3?

Palm Angels Creates Bootleg Nike Air Force 1 Customs
Footwear

Palm Angels Creates Bootleg Nike Air Force 1 Customs

“I FEEL LIKE ABLOH.”

Kendrick Lamar's Nike Cortez Kenny III Is Getting a Wider Release
Footwear

Kendrick Lamar's Nike Cortez Kenny III Is Getting a Wider Release

Second chance.

Nike Air Max 1 Gets Fancy in Black Leather and Bronze Embroidery
Footwear

Nike Air Max 1 Gets Fancy in Black Leather and Bronze Embroidery

Luxe.

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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