Collectible Nike Shoes

Before Nike and its ubiquitous swoosh, there was a little company called Blue Ribbon Sports, founded in 1964. Track-and-field coach Bill Bowerman partnered with middle-distance runner Phil Knight to open the Portland, Oregon, shop primarily as a local distributor for the Japanese shoe brand Onitsuka Tiger. By the late 1960s, Bowerman had begun developing his own shoes released under the Onitsuka name, like the famous Cortez design in 1969....Continue Reading