Nike is the hottest multinational shoe corporation in America right now. Here are nine of the things that make Nike so awesome.
Why is Nike so smart and cool? They are living the American Dream. Here are nine more possible reasons why Nike is the best sneaker company in the world right now.
1. Born in the USA
Nike, Inc. was founded in Beaverton, Oregon, outside of Portland, on a frosty day in January of 1964. The founders were Mark Knight and Phil Bowerman, two track athletes from the University of Oregon. Their first product was the Onitsuka Tiger, which they distributed.
2. Nike Is the Biggest Shoe Company
Nike is not only one of the biggest sneaker companies, they are the biggest sneaker company in the world. The corporation has an estimated value of $29.6 billion. They usually promote their products with sponsorship endorsements by celebrity athletes and sports teams.
3. Converse Are Made by Nike
Converse Star Chevron T-Shirt ($45), Converse x Miley Cyrus Glitter Tulip Women’s Track Shorts (On sale for $37.97), Converse Crew (On sale, 2 for $9.97), Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Studded Americana High Top (On sale for ($44.97).
Nike bought Converse for $309 million in 2009, and relaunched it in their own image in 2010. And they bought a fancy new headquarters located near the harbor in downtown Boston. Now there are more types of Converse low tops, high tops and mid tops than ever before.
4. Hurley Is Made by Nike
Then in 2001, Nike acquired surf apparel company Hurley International for an undisclosed amount. They promote their products by sponsoring professional surfers around the world. Hurley makes high quality swimwear, short board shorts, apparel and accessories for women as well.
5. Nike Makes Shoes for Everything
Benassi Women’s Slide ($30), Benassi Duo Ultra Women’s Slide ($40), Air Max 95 SE Glitter ($170), SB Zoom Bruin ($70), Classic Cortez in Ocean Bliss ($100), Rise React Flyknit LMTD ($75), Air Huarache City (On sale for $111.97), Vandal 2K in Gym Blue ($120).
Nike Inc. makes shoes and equipment for almost every physical activity you can think of in the world. These include running, basketball, soccer, training and gym, skateboarding, baseball and softball, golf, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, volleyball, cheerleading, walking, boxing and lifestyle.
6. Nike Is Street Fashion
Forget what you’ve heard from posers in high fashion. You can’t just start a street fashion brand, it takes decades to develop that level of awareness. Nike has been one of the coolest street wear brands since the 80’s when people wore their shoes in the streets and rap music videos.
7. Nike Cares About Sustainability
Unlike some American companies, Nike, Inc. acknowledges they have made mistakes in the past. But they are working to change themselves for the better with their sustainability program. Current goals include improving factory conditions in Asia, and protecting the ocean.
8. Nike Donates to the Community
Nike, Inc. still maintains ties with the University of Oregon, and designs their football team’s uniforms. Last year they donated $13.5 million to renovate the university’s track facilities. The university has 18 varsity teams, all of which are called the Oregon Ducks, or Webfoots.
9. Nike Makes Women’s Shoes
Zoom Pegasus Turbo ($180), Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 ($190), Classic Cortez ($70), Air Huarache ($110), Free RN Flyknit 2018 ($120), Air Max 97 Glitter ($170), Chuck Taylor All Star High Top ($55), Air Force 1 Jester XX ($110).
Nike supports women’s rights by designing and manufacturing a line of sporting apparel and activewear for the female body. They also design apparel and lifestyle shoes for cozy girls, including hats, sports bras, tights, surf and swimwear, shorts, skirts and dresses, and more.
There are so many great reasons to buy and wear Nike shoes and clothes. Nike is sure to be a top sneaker brand for years to come. Let’s all buy something from Nike right now. Just do it.