Whilst you will no doubt be familiar with the Nike brand, one of the leading sports manufacturers on the planet, you might be less familiar with their history. Originally, the Nike brand used the name Blue Ribbon Sports after being founded in the early nineteen sixties by Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman from the University of Oregon. As you might expect, the brand first came into existence in a footwear capacity and ever since, the Nike name has been synonymous with the very best in sporting attire, as well as some stylish extras for good measure.