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
OBJ's Nike Air Max 720 "Young King of the Drip" Officialy Revealed
Footwear

OBJ's Nike Air Max 720 "Young King of the Drip" Officialy Revealed

The head-turning shoe launches later this month.

A Closer Look at Parra and Nike's Collaborative SB Dunk Low
Footwear 

A Closer Look at Parra and Nike's Collaborative SB Dunk Low

Exclusive imagery of the forthcoming kicks.

Nigeria's Record-Breaking Football Kit Is Re-Releasing
Sports

Nigeria's Record-Breaking Football Kit Is Re-Releasing

Along with tracksuits and warmup gear.

A Better Look at Odell Beckham Jr.'s Nike Air Max 720 Collaboration
Footwear

A Better Look at Odell Beckham Jr.'s Nike Air Max 720 Collaboration

Exclusively releasing this week.

The atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light "Black" Receives an Official Release Date
Footwear

The atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light "Black" Receives an Official Release Date

Alongside a special apparel capsule.

Nike Launches Mysterious 1985 Lost Shipment Campaign
Footwear

Nike Launches Mysterious 1985 Lost Shipment Campaign

Please call 1.800.561.1985 with any info.

Nike & Jordan Brand Golf Showcase Latest "No Denim Allowed" Pack
Footwear

Nike & Jordan Brand Golf Showcase Latest "No Denim Allowed" Pack

Featuring the Air Jordan XI Low Golf, the Nike Air Max 1 Golf and more.

Take a First Look at the Upcoming Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low Collaboration
Footwear

Take a First Look at the Upcoming Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low Collaboration

The Dutch artist and the swoosh reunite.

Nike Dresses the Air Monarch IV PRM in Full Denim for Father's Day
Footwear

Nike Dresses the Air Monarch IV PRM in Full Denim for Father's Day

Featuring a detailed set of flower embroidery.

Nike's Shox R4 Gets a Reflective and Retro Makeover
Footwear

Nike's Shox R4 Gets a Reflective and Retro Makeover

Two new releases including “White Flash” and “Black Glow.”
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