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's Air Huarache Joins the "Ultramarine" Family
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Nike's Air Huarache Joins the "Ultramarine" Family

A little dose of the past.
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John Elliott Shows off NikeLab Collaborations for Fall/Winter 2018
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John Elliott Shows off NikeLab Collaborations for Fall/Winter 2018

Clean Vandals and eye-catching Monarchs.
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Here's a Closer Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 1 "Protro" in White/Gum
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Here's a Closer Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 1 "Protro" in White/Gum

Sharing the spotlight with the “Camo” colorway.
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Nike Celebrates the Olympics With the Air VaporMax "Kaleidoscope"
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Nike Celebrates the Olympics With the Air VaporMax "Kaleidoscope"

Available now.
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Nike Emblazons Air More Money With "Chinese Yuan"
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Nike Emblazons Air More Money With "Chinese Yuan"

Just in time for Chinese New Year.
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Here's an Official Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 1 "Protro"
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Here's an Official Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 1 "Protro"

Honoring the legendary Laker this All-Star weekend.
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What Nike's Air Force 1 "Swoosh Pack" Looks Like On-Foot
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What Nike's Air Force 1 "Swoosh Pack" Looks Like On-Foot

Dress up the AF1 in your own way.
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PlayStation's Nike PG2 Sneaker Runs Into Launch Issues
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PlayStation's Nike PG2 Sneaker Runs Into Launch Issues

Most gamers were also unaware of how to cop hyped releases.
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A First Look at the Nike Epic React's Newest Colorways
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A First Look at the Nike Epic React's Newest Colorways

The running shoe will soon have some additions to the family.
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The Latest Nike LeBron 15 Colorway Features an ACG Mowabb Inspiration
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The Latest Nike LeBron 15 Colorway Features an ACG Mowabb Inspiration

Coming soon.
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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