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 Releases the Air Max 270 Flyknit in "Thunder Blue"
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Nike Releases the Air Max 270 Flyknit in "Thunder Blue"

Cushion and flexibility come together.

Nike Air Max Deluxe "Thunder Blue" Launches Next Month
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Nike Air Max Deluxe "Thunder Blue" Launches Next Month

The choices keep coming.

Nike's Mamba Rage Joins Kobe Bryant's "Grinch" Family
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Nike's Mamba Rage Joins Kobe Bryant's "Grinch" Family

An ode to the anti-Christmas character.

Malbon Golf Taps Nike to "Pray for the Youth"
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Malbon Golf Taps Nike to "Pray for the Youth"

The gentleman’s game needs more youthful converts.

Nike SB Is Dropping a Clean Dunk Low in Collaboration with the NBA
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Nike SB Is Dropping a Clean Dunk Low in Collaboration with the NBA

Joined by matching bomber jackets.

Nike Deconstructs the Blazer Mid Once Again
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Nike Deconstructs the Blazer Mid Once Again

The Rebel comes in four distinct colorways.

Nike's Latest Air Force 1 Jewel Wears the French Flag & Camouflage
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Nike's Latest Air Force 1 Jewel Wears the French Flag & Camouflage

A European upgrade.

Nike & Cristiano Ronaldo Reveal Special-Edition "CR7 Chapter 7" Mercurial Boot
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Nike & Cristiano Ronaldo Reveal Special-Edition "CR7 Chapter 7" Mercurial Boot

Celebrating the Juventus player’s career.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot '18 Suits Up in Three Fall-Ready Colorways
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Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot '18 Suits Up in Three Fall-Ready Colorways

“Triple Black” and two gum sole editions.

Nike's Air Max 95 Premium Electrifies in "Volt Glow"
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Nike's Air Max 95 Premium Electrifies in "Volt Glow"

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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