• Philip Knight is born

  • Period: to

    The Nike Company

  • late 1950's Knight ran on track team at University of Oregon

    Knight ran on the track team at The University of Oregon and his coach was Bob Bowerman.
  • Bob Bowerman was Knight's track coach

  • Knight received his master's in business administration

  • knight imported running shoes and sold them at track meets

  • Knight founded Blue Ribbon Sports

  • Bob Bowerman became an equal partner with Philip Knight

  • Blue Ribbon Sports expaned

  • Bowerman created the woffle sole design

  • the Nike brand was created along with the "swoosh" logo

  • Blue Ribbon Sports officially changed it's name to Nike

  • with help from Frank Rudy Nike Air Cushioning was created

  • Nike started selling athletic apparel

  • Nike became the #1 athletic shoe company in the nation

  • Nike lost money to Reebok for not making aerobic shoes

  • sales went 1 to almost 4 billion in late 80's to early 90's

  • Nike continues to grow and create shoes for everyone