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
2 Chainz Blasts Nike for Ripping off His Album Cover
Music

2 Chainz Blasts Nike for Ripping off His Album Cover

From ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.’

Nike Mixes Leather and Mesh on Its New Air Force 1
Footwear

Nike Mixes Leather and Mesh on Its New Air Force 1

Coming in three distinct colorways.

UPDATE: Golden State Warriors & The Shoe Surgeon Tease Custom Air Jordan 1
Footwear

UPDATE: Golden State Warriors & The Shoe Surgeon Tease Custom Air Jordan 1

Limited to just six pairs.

Nike Electrifies Its Air Max Plus With "Bumble Bee" Colorway
Footwear

Nike Electrifies Its Air Max Plus With "Bumble Bee" Colorway

Buzz.

Nike Debuts Limited Edition Colin Kaepernick "True to 7" Jerseys
Sports

Nike Debuts Limited Edition Colin Kaepernick "True to 7" Jerseys

Following the athlete’s settlement against the NFL.

The Nike Air Foamposite One Premium "Doernbecher" Returns This Month
Footwear

The Nike Air Foamposite One Premium "Doernbecher" Returns This Month

Commemorating the program’s 15-year anniversary.

Nike Adapt BB Sneakers Malfunctioning for Android Users
Footwear

Nike Adapt BB Sneakers Malfunctioning for Android Users

The $350 USD shoes have been problematic only days after its release.

Nike's Air Max 95 Gets the "Armory Blue" Treatment
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 95 Gets the "Armory Blue" Treatment

Along with a jeweled Swoosh.

Nike's "Galaxy" Theme Takes off in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear  

Nike's "Galaxy" Theme Takes off in This Week's Footwear Drops

Accompanied by the Air Jordan 1 “Couture,” a new adidas N3XT L3V3L, and a Converse GOLF le FLEUR pack.

Nike Air Max 97 "White/Metallic Silver" Surfaces for Spring
Footwear

Nike Air Max 97 "White/Metallic Silver" Surfaces for Spring

Reworking a classic.
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