The owner Phil Knight had a dream, he wanted to make the best track shoes ever. Phil is a graduate for the university of Oregon, and of course he was on the track team. From there he went into the shoe business. He started selling shoes in 1962 from japan called tiger shoes for more money here, his business was called Blue Ribbon Sports.
After the company started in 1962 Phil decided that he needed a little help, so in 1965 join his former track rival Jeff Johnson to help promote Blue ribbon sports. It work, because at the end of the year they made a profit of $3200.00. But then came a problem there company had become so be that they could not keep buying from japan anymore, no they had to make there own shoe, and that was the begning of Nike
Phil and Nike had a big impact on society. For one Nike made Jogging a common activity. Also Nike made Basketball a popular sport by making one of the first shoes made for basket ball. In fact 2 million of the 8 million dollars in sales were from basketball shoes.
Nike is now the most warn shoe in the world. they make shoes for almost every sport, And they keep coming out with new ones. Also most of there commercials are almost always Testimonial because there is always a famous person in them.
Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more
Other things Nike makes
- The "Just Do It" slogan was actually around since 1988.
- Since Phil went to Oregon he gives a lot of money to them, enough that Oregon football team has a different jersey every game.
- When Michel Jordan saw his first Air Jordan's, which were made by Nike he did not want to wear them.