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
Website nike.com
Nike Air Max 270 "OG" Pack Gets a Release Date
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Nike Air Max 270 "OG" Pack Gets a Release Date

“Ultramarine” and “Dust Cactus.”
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Nike's Air Trainer SC High Returns Sporting A "Vast Grey/Gunsmoke/Infrared" Color Scheme
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Nike's Air Trainer SC High Returns Sporting A "Vast Grey/Gunsmoke/Infrared" Color Scheme

Back in action.
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Nike Blends White, Pure Platinum & Gold for New Air Max Plus
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Nike Blends White, Pure Platinum & Gold for New Air Max Plus

A clean, nearly all-white offering.
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An On-Feet Look at the Nike Air Max 1 “Elemental Gold”
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An On-Feet Look at the Nike Air Max 1 “Elemental Gold”

Golden.
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Nike's Air Max 97 Emerges in "Safety Orange"
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Nike's Air Max 97 Emerges in "Safety Orange"

Along with 3M detailing.
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Nike Introduces Military-Influenced Air Force 270 "Flight Jacket"
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Nike Introduces Military-Influenced Air Force 270 "Flight Jacket"

It’s like a bomber jacket on your feet.
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The Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle Emerges in Black/Anthracite
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The Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle Emerges in Black/Anthracite

Simple and clean.
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Nike's PG2 "Home Craze" Hits Shelves This Week
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Nike's PG2 "Home Craze" Hits Shelves This Week

Matching the Thunder’s color combination.
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Nike's KD 10 Carries On the "Aunt Pearl" Tradition
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Nike's KD 10 Carries On the "Aunt Pearl" Tradition

Set to drop later this month.
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Nike Stores in NYC and Atlanta Will Host  Draw for PG 2 "PlayStation"
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Nike Stores in NYC and Atlanta Will Host Draw for PG 2 "PlayStation"

Be ready to camp out for this launch.
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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