Nike formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports is An American sportswear company headquartered in Beaverton Oregon.  founded in 1964 by track and field coach Bill Bowerman and his former student, Phil Knight. They opened their first retail outlet in 1966 and launched the Nike brand shoe in 1972.  The company was renamed Nike Inc in 1978 and went public two years later. By the early 21st century Nike had retail outlets and distributors in more than 170 countries
Nike has gone from one strength to another, From defining built-in air in 1979, Signing Michael Jordan in 1984, Creating a running sneaker that captivated the world in 1987 called the Air Max, and Developing a skateboard division in 2002 called Nike SB.  Nike's milestones and product development are endlessly evolving and striving for greatness.