In spring of 1972, Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman introduced the first Nike shoe with the iconic Swoosh. Over the past decades Nike has become the world leader for performance sportswear, footwear and equipment. More than a label, it is a state of mind shared by millions of athletes around the world. Nike Factory Stores offer Nike performance products at discounted prices. At Nike Factory Stores, consumers experience a premium shopping environment that serves athletes of all ages.