In the 1980s, skateboard companies started to pop up around the globe. However, skateboarding still had a relatively small community—not enough to attract serious interests from major shoe companies, who were battling it out for precious basketball shoe territory. This gave smaller companies a chance to gain ground in the skateboarding market. Airwalk led the charge, developing an oversized shoe that combined an inflated tongue, a thick sole, and a suede exterior. Although Nike never officially entered the skateboarding market in the 1980s, many of its shoes gained a following in the skateboarding community because skateboarding shoes and basketball shoes share many similarities. Strong grips, durable ankle support, and relative comfort were some of the offerings that attracted skaters to Nike shoes. However, they were not considered the most desirable skate shoes due to the "underground" nature of skateboarding at that time, and many skateboarders rejected Nike because they believed the brand was too commercial.

that's OLD-SCHOOL!

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The SWOOSH logo is a graphic design created by Caroline Davidson in 1971. It represents the wing of the Greek Goddess NIKE."


OR MAYBE NOT! if you are concerned with human rights.

Don't think the poor working conditions and exploitation have gone unnoticed. Nike has been criticized and protested against for contracting with factories in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico.
United Students against Sweatshops (USAS) is a network of students in North America who have been organizing for workers' rights since 1998.

But if you still want to learn about Nike! More facts:

Nike has a lot of important facts that people don't know about. The word Nike come from a winged Greek God of Victory. The Nike headquarters are located Beaverton,OR. Nike was founded in 1965 by Phil Knight.


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Nike is a shoe, and clothing company. They make many accessories for football, basketball, baseball and many other sports. am95c2.jpg

Nike is one of the most successful shoe companies in the world. It is very well known worldwide due for many reasons. They appeal to the public for their many styles and designs. Although the Nike company uses child labor to make them people still buy them either way. Just think about it when you go out and buy a new pair of shoes with the Nike logo.

Nike is a shoe brand thats very famous in this world. Probably most of the population has to own atleast one pair. The way Nike comes to your
eyes is how they are design and the style they have.

Nike has been a focus of criticism for their use of the Beatles song "Revolution" in a commercial, against the wishes of Apple Records, the Beatles' recording company.
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Nike is a shoe brand that creates different types of shoes all with a unqiue deisgin. Nike also creates sporting good and clothes.


Nike has many sponsers Ilie Nastase, Steve Prefontaine, Carl Lewis,Jackie Joyner-Kersee,Sebastian Coe, Micheal Jordan, James Blake, Jim Courier, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Martin del Potro, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Marion Bartoli, Lindsay Davenport, Daniela Hantuchova, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and a few others.

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nike is is a major publicy sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered in the Portlnad metropoltian of Oregon, near Beavorton

Nike if a famous footwear that has been known for a very long time but also are very contriversial due to the high amount of chuld labor and sweat factories behing them and the very low people these poor families and children are recieving.
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they are also known for some of ther crazy desighns.
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external image nike-dunk-low-what-the-dunk.jpgNike sells its product to more than 25,000 retailers in the U.S. (including Nike's own outlets and "Niketown" stores) and in approximately 160 countries in the world.

Nike is a company that sells shoes and has nike stores all around the world.external image 070702_IndulgencesNike_01.jpg