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Nike started out as a company called Blue Ribbon Sports, and was founded by track athlete Phil Knight, who attended the University of Oregon. Helping him was his coach and partner Bill Bowerman. At first, Nike was only a distributor from the back of Phil Knight’s car, getting Japanese shoes from Onitsuka Tiger. As Nike […]

The History of Sneakers

Sneakers were not in everyday use from the point of their inception. At first, only tennis and croquet players used them, for comfort and flexibility. Customized soles and gripping surfaces ensured that athletes had the best use out of them while playing various sports. They were also compulsory footwear during school Physical Education classes in […]