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
The Nike Air Max 720 Receives a Metallic-White Colorway
Footwear

The Nike Air Max 720 Receives a Metallic-White Colorway

Less is more.

Take an Official Look at GYAKUSOU's SS19 Footwear and Apparel Range
Footwear

Take an Official Look at GYAKUSOU's SS19 Footwear and Apparel Range

For all your urban athletic wear needs.

Nike React Element 55 "Wolf Grey" Gets Detailed With Eye-Catching Colors
Footwear

Nike React Element 55 "Wolf Grey" Gets Detailed With Eye-Catching Colors

Adding pink, green, blue and orange.

Nike Air Max 97's "Racer Pink" Version Boasts Subtle Pops of Color
Footwear

Nike Air Max 97's "Racer Pink" Version Boasts Subtle Pops of Color

A design for all seasons.

Nike Air Huarache Gets a "Firewood Orange" Overhaul
Footwear

Nike Air Huarache Gets a "Firewood Orange" Overhaul

Now available.

Nike's React Element 55 Receives a Summery "Pale Pink" Treatment
Footwear

Nike's React Element 55 Receives a Summery "Pale Pink" Treatment

The latest iteration sees premium leather uppers.

The Nike Air Max 720 Goes Sleek With a "Triple Black" Colorway
Footwear

The Nike Air Max 720 Goes Sleek With a "Triple Black" Colorway

An understated look for the bold model.

Slam Jam x Nike Blazer "Class of 1977" Has an Official Release Date
Footwear

Slam Jam x Nike Blazer "Class of 1977" Has an Official Release Date

A vintage take on a Nike classic hits later this month.

Nike Adapt BB Leads a Tech-Heavy Week of Footwear Drops
Footwear  

Nike Adapt BB Leads a Tech-Heavy Week of Footwear Drops

Joined by releases slated for this year’s All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.

On-Foot Look at the Nike React Element 87 "Royal Tint"
Fashion

On-Foot Look at the Nike React Element 87 "Royal Tint"

The Miami-inspired runners are nearly here.
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