The company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1964. Originally it was called Blue Ribbon Sports but the company changed the name in 1971 to Nike, Inc.

The company takes it’s name from Nike, the greek goddess of victory. Nike is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel. The company markets it products under its own brand as well as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Nike Blazers, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Max, Foamposite, Nike Skaetboarding, Nike CR7 and subsidiaries including Brand Jordan, Hurley International  and Converse.