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The Evolution of the Nike Shoe
Since the '60s, Nike has revolutionized its shoe design. From the first sneakers to the "Oprah" shoe, see how they have evolved!
Nike shoe from 1964
1964
Nike founder Phil Knight reached a deal with Onitsuka Company, a Japanese shoe manufacturer, to allow him to distribute their Tiger running shoes in the Western United States. His first shipment of Tiger shoe samples arrive in January 1964.