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
A First Look at Virgil Abloh & Nike’s “QUEEN” Collaboration for Serena Williams
Fashion

A First Look at Virgil Abloh & Nike’s “QUEEN” Collaboration for Serena Williams

Featuring performance gear and new takes on the Air Max 97 & Blazer Mid.

Nike's Air Max 95 Gets Coated in Wooly Grey and Black
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 95 Gets Coated in Wooly Grey and Black

Stealth up.

Nike's React Element 87 "Dark Grey" & "Desert Sand" Receive an Official Release Date
Footwear

Nike's React Element 87 "Dark Grey" & "Desert Sand" Receive an Official Release Date

Mark your calendars.

Nike Keeps the Hyperdunk X Moving With a Vibrant New Color Scheme
Footwear

Nike Keeps the Hyperdunk X Moving With a Vibrant New Color Scheme

Using blue and purple to amp up a clean black base.

Nike Releases SB Blazer Zoom Low in "Yellow Ochre"
Footwear

Nike Releases SB Blazer Zoom Low in "Yellow Ochre"

Complete with all-black midsoles.

Nike Unleashes a Multicolored Mamba Rage
Footwear

Nike Unleashes a Multicolored Mamba Rage

Featuring “Green Glow,” “Bright Mango” & “Hyper Grape.”

Nike's LeBron Soldier 12 Receives a "Land and Sea" Makeover
Footwear

Nike's LeBron Soldier 12 Receives a "Land and Sea" Makeover

Representing “Land.”

Nike SB Reveals Images of the Air Force 2 Low “Foamposite”
Footwear

Nike SB Reveals Images of the Air Force 2 Low “Foamposite”

Part of an upcoming hoops-themed “Rivals” pack.

DeMar DeRozan Gives Fans a Sneak Peek at Kobe Bryant's Upcoming Signature Sneaker
Footwear

DeMar DeRozan Gives Fans a Sneak Peek at Kobe Bryant's Upcoming Signature Sneaker

The latest in Nike’s Kobe A.D. series.

Nike Drops a Sprite-Themed Epic React Colorway
Footwear

Nike Drops a Sprite-Themed Epic React Colorway

Joining the expansive lineup.
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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