Lacie Thornley -- Biomed 1
WHO MADE NIKE?
Nike was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1964. Although, Nike was originally called "Blue Ribbon Sports". Nike eventually became Nike on May 30th 1971.
WHERE WAS THE FIRST NIKE SHOE MADE? PURPOSE?
Bowerman first produced a shoe which was made for Otis Davis (a student athlete) on a waffle iron! Davis says " "I told Tom Brokaw that I was the first. I don't care what all the billionaires say. Bill Bowerman made the first pair of shoes for me. People don't believe me. In fact, I didn't like the way they felt on my feet. There was no support and they were too tight. But I saw Bowerman make them from the waffle iron, and they were mine." They wanted to create a shoe that gave support to the foot. They were made on the waffle iron to give a uneven surface for traction. Today Nike is one of the most popular shoe companies.
WHERE IS NIKE MANUFACTURED NOW?
Most factories are located in Asia. Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines, and Malaysia.