NIKE is one of the world’s leading innovators in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.  In 1971, the Nike brand was formed and Nike line of footwear debuted in 1972, in time for the U.S. Track & Field Trials, in Eugene, Oregon.  The company started manufacturing sportswear and equipment, and now operates retail stores all over the world. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports teams around the world, with the highly recognized trademarks of "Just Do It" and the Swoosh logo.