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
Nike Layers up Its Air Max 95 With Textured Snakeskin & Bold Retro Highlights
Footwear

Nike Layers up Its Air Max 95 With Textured Snakeskin & Bold Retro Highlights

Equipped with 3M detailing.

Bandulu Street Couture Converts the Nike Kyrie 5 Into Canvas for Artful Paint Splatters
Footwear

Bandulu Street Couture Converts the Nike Kyrie 5 Into Canvas for Artful Paint Splatters

Iterated by artist Pat Peltier.

Nike Launches Air Max 90 QS With Reimagined Viotech Color Scheme
Footwear

Nike Launches Air Max 90 QS With Reimagined Viotech Color Scheme

Colorful is an understatement.

Nike Brings Back Concept Cortez in Latest "Shoe Dog Pack"
Footwear

Nike Brings Back Concept Cortez in Latest "Shoe Dog Pack"

From when Phil Knight was still choosing the company’s name.

Official Imagery of Nike Kyrie 5 "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Patrick Star"
Footwear

Official Imagery of Nike Kyrie 5 "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Patrick Star"

Detailed shots and the release date for the yellow and pink sneakers.

Tottenham Hotspur Updates Classic Colors for 2019/20 Home & Away Jerseys
Sports

Tottenham Hotspur Updates Classic Colors for 2019/20 Home & Away Jerseys

Reworking the club’s white and purple uniforms.

Nike's Colin Kaepernick Commercial "Dream Crazy" Has Been Nominated for an Emmy
Entertainment

Nike's Colin Kaepernick Commercial "Dream Crazy" Has Been Nominated for an Emmy

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Nike Serves up a Sleek "Triple Black" Rendition of Its Shox TL Silhouette
Footwear

Nike Serves up a Sleek "Triple Black" Rendition of Its Shox TL Silhouette

Updating the original silhouette from 2003.

Nike Honors Athlete's Tenacious Fight to Victory With Special Edition Metcon 5 "Medal Strong"
Footwear

Nike Honors Athlete's Tenacious Fight to Victory With Special Edition Metcon 5 "Medal Strong"

“The road to gold isn’t pretty.”

Chelsea Goes Mod for Its 2019/20 Away Kits
Sports

Chelsea Goes Mod for Its 2019/20 Away Kits

“An homage to the Mods of 1960s London.”

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