Nike was originally named ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’
Phil Knight, who is one of the founders of the brand, wanted to call it ‘Dimension 6’.
When Michael Jordan first saw the Air Jordan 1 style, he did not want to wear them.
Ilie Nastase (former tennis player) was the first athlete to endorse Nike when he signed a contract in 1972.
The ‘Just Do It’ campaign was launched in 1988!
Carolyn Davidson who was a Portland State University student designed the swoosh for $35
Nike’s R&D facility (Nike’s Sport & Research Laboratory) originally opened in Exeter.
Nike footwear is made in China, Indonesia and Vietnam, however, they were originally produced in America.
The commercial for Air Max was the first time that a record from The Beatles was used in a commercial – It was their song ‘Revolution No.9’
Jeff Johnson opened up the first ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’ store in 1967 in Santa Monica.
On the 27th May 1990, 80,000 pairs of Nike shoes were lost at sea.
Nike expected to make $3million in sales for the first 3 years of the Air Jordan line, however, it ended up making $130million in the first year alone.