History of Nike

How much do you know about the past AND present of the sportswear giant, Nike?
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Last updated: November 12, 2022
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Co-founder 1, worked on the business end
Phil Knight
The shoe company that Co-founder 1 originally worked for
Onitsuka Tiger
Nike's original store name
Blue Ribbon Sports
Co-founder 2, Oregon track coach
Bill Bowerman
Nike's first athlete / wear tester
Steve Prefontaine
Nike's headquarters are in what town in Oregon?
What cooking tool did Co-founder 2 use to create traction on racing shoes?
Waffle Iron
What was the place called where many original Nike artifacts (tools/equipment and prototype footwear) were found buried under ground?
The Pit
An original member of the Nike sponsored Oregon track team, has a record of all things Nike related from his experiences, including a deticated museum
Mark Cullen
Distance running shoe designed by Co-founder 2 for the 1972 Olympics
The country that Co-founder 1's previous employer was based out of
The original name of the Cortez, named after the 1968 Olympics
What year was Nike founded?
Nike employee #1
Jeff Johnson
Location of one of Nike's first factories in the USA, experimented with different colors and materials
Exeter, New Hampshire
One of Nike's longest running models, on the 39th edition as of 2022
The name of Nike's revolutionary foam, used in racing and training shoes
The predecessor to the Nike Vaporfly 4% of 2016
Mayfly 3%
Nike was the first brand to use this, which made shoes stiffer and more efficient for marathon racing
Carbon Fiber Plate
Nike athlete who separated and created their own brand, still manufactured through Nike
Michael Jordan
This athlete is currently signed with Nike, and was the first active athlete to become a billionaire, followed by Tiger Woods (also a Nike athlete)
LeBron James
Louis Vuitton creative director who collaborated with Nike on many models, passed away in November of 2021
Virgil Abloh
The Nike shoe from this race violated rules set by World Athletics pertaining to amount of carbon fiber plates, amount of fluid filled sacs, and midsole stack height (forefoot and heel)
Ineos 1:59 Challenge
Name of Nike shoe designed specifically for Eliud Kipchoge, the most commonly worn shoe in Marathons in the year of 2021
Alphafly Next%
The original name for the Nike Vaporfly Next%
Vaporfly 5%
Nike revenue 2021
Nike is the greek god(des) of what?
The LeBron signature shoe line is the longest signature shoe line for an active player, how many models have been made?
Eliud Kipchoge had serious problems in this Nike shoe, where the insoles came all the way out of the shoe during his race. He still won the race. What shoe was it?
Streak 6
What is Nike's slogan
Just Do It
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