About the Company
Nike is a sporting goods company that designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products.
The company offers various categories of shoes including running, training, basketball, soccer, sport-inspired urban shoes, and kids’ shoes. It also provides shoes for aquatic activities, baseball, football, cheerleading,
golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball, walking, wrestling, and various athletic and recreational uses. In addition, the company offers sports-inspired lifestyle apparel, athletic bags, and accessory items.
Further, it provides a line of performance equipment including bags, socks, sports balls, eyewear, timepieces, electronic devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and various equipment designed for sports activities under the NIKE brand name, as well as markets apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos.
Additionally, it offers licenses to produce and sell NIKE brand swimwear, children’s apparel, training equipment, eyewear, electronic devices, and golf accessories. The company also markets its products under the brand names of Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Umbro, Jack Purcell, Cole Haan, Bragano, and Hurley.
It sells its products to retail accounts through stores, independent distributors, and licensees, as well as through its Website, nikestore.com. As of May 31, 2009, Nike, Inc. operated 338 retail stores in the United States and 336 retail stores internationally.
The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.