Nike timeline

Timeline created by 21jacobger
  • Blue ribbon sports

    Blue ribbon sports
    The first name was Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Philip Knight and officially became Nike, Inc later.
  • The first shoe

    The first shoe
    The first shoe sold to the public to carry this design was a soccer shoe named Nike, which was released in the summer of 1971
  • Logo

    Logo
    Blue Ribbon Sports hired Carolyn Davidson to design their classic "swoosh" logo in 1971 for $35, the first swoosh t-shirt apparel item is created at this time as well.
  • foreeign market

    foreeign market
    In addition, operations were expanded to Canada, the company's first foreign market, which would be followed by Australia, in 1974.
  • Nike inc.

    Nike inc.
    In 1978 the company changed its name to Nike, Inc. The company expanded its line of products that year, adding athletic shoes for children.
  • Expansion

    Expansion
    Throughout the 1980s, Nike expanded its product line to encompass many sports and regions throughout the world.
  • Product line

    Product line
    By 1982 the company's line of products included more than 200 different kinds of shoes, including the Air Force I, a basketball shoe.
  • "Just Do It{"

    "Just Do It{"
    Wieden credits the inspiration for the slogan to "Let’s do it", the last words spoken by Gary Gilmore before he was executed. Wow just wow.
  • Hurley

    Hurley
    In February 2002, Nike bought surf apparel company Hurley International from founder Bob Hurley.
  • converse

    converse
    Nike paid US$309 million to acquire Converse Inc., makers of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars sneakers.
  • Umbro

    Umbro
    On March 3, 2008, Nike acquired sports apparel supplier Umbro, known as the manufacturers of the England national football team's kit, in a deal said to be worth £285 million (about US$600 million).
  • Sports band

    Sports band
    The original Nike+ SportBand was pretty well received when it rolled out last year, but time marches on, and Nike's now back for another go 'round with a slightly updated model, plus a few other bonuses for the runners and walkers out there.
  • popular

    popular
    With its record of innovative product design and savvy promotion and an aggressive approach to containing costs and revitalizing sales, Nike appeared likely to stage an impressive comeback in the early 21st century.
  • Revolutionary

    Revolutionary
    Nike has pretty much taken over the shoe industrie.
  • Clothing

    Clothing
    In most minds nike has even the best clothing.