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Complex’s 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now

February 3rd, 2014 by | 7 comments

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Who are the most significant movers and shakers in the sneaker industry? Who are the real deal gatekeepers and taste makers? Complex has again tried to capture the lot of them with their latest-the 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now. Topping the list is Kanye West-an entry now doubt made in anticipation of whatever moves he is about to make with adidas. Also interesting is the fact that they put Mark Parker right behind him as Parker was the man most often mentioned in Kanye’s anti-Nike rants. Continue reading for some more selections and then see the full piece (Featuring our own Yu-Ming Wu) at Complex now.

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50 Years of Nike Infographic

January 23rd, 2014 by | 2 comments

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How well do you know your Nike history? Do you know about Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight and the genesis of the company? Do you know about the fallen Pre, who was the first big time athlete to get behind the sneakers? Capturing quite a bit from the brand’s 50 year history is this infographic from Outlet Shoppers, which just might teach you a thing or two about the history of the Swoosh. Continue reading to check it out and let us know in the comments if there were any particular trivia pieces within that you weren’t aware of.

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Phil Knight To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

September 7th, 2012 by | 4 comments

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame holds an exclusive list of individuals who not only excelled at the game of basketball, but played a major role  as contributor to the progression of the game. From James Naismith, who invented the game, to Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, each and every member is selected with thorough consideration and today, September 7th, the Class of 2012 is ready to enter the grail of basketball glory. One of the inductees is none other than Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who blazed the trail for basketball performance footwear with the Nike Blazer and spearheaded the brand’s evolution of design and technology concepts into the technology-infused Nike Hyperdunk+.

Phil Knight’s contributions to the game of basketball have allowed players to be at their optimal strength and performance, thusly giving the NBA and the game of basketball immense popularity and growth over the last few decades. In addition, Nike has built a bridge between these idols of sport with the public audience with inspirational campaigns like ‘Be Like Mike’ and ‘The Kobe System’, giving everyday athletes motivation and confidence to be at the top of their games. Congratulations to Phil Knight and Nike, influential icons of basketball and sport as a whole!

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Nike BetterWorld – ‘History’ Video featuring Phil Knight

July 3rd, 2011 by | 6 comments

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“It’s always been in our nature to innovate.”

Nike Chairman and co-founder Phil Knight starts his look at Nike BetterWorld with those words, an insight that shows how the pursuit of lighter, stronger and faster shoes for athletes has lead to attention on reducing needless weight, bulk and waste.  Nike, Inc. has grown from its humble running-oriented beginnings as Blue Ribbon Sports to the world’s leading athletic supplier, which has opened the door to a truly global supply chain.  Knight discusses how the Swoosh came to understand their impact on the world and how the company’s vision for athletes translates to humanity as a whole, and our collective home.  Click through to see the video in its entirety and stick with Sneaker News to see what kinds of further innovations Nike has in store.

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Phil Knight Visits The Oprah Show

April 27th, 2011 by | 21 comments

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“You get a LunarGlide+ 2!  And you get a you get a LunarGlide+ 2!  And you get a LunarGlide+ 2!”

Ok, so it didn’t actually go down like that but Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight certainly left an impression on the crowd at ‘Oprah‘.  Knight sat down with everybody’s favorite TV talk show host, covering Phil’s life from major league dreams to leading Nike, Inc. to its place as global leader and beyond.  And for those of you dying to know, it looks like Knight went for a pair of Cole Haans rather than the Air Jordan player exclusive route.  Click through to see the Oprah-exclusive Nike LunarGlide+ 2 in white/neon/black and stick with Sneaker News for the latest from around the industry.  via OregonLive

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