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JD April,27,2010 Period#1 Sound: Free Play Music, Bug Blaster, May 7, 2010 www.freeplaymusic.com
Lemelsons MIT Program, Athletic shoe, May 10,2010 http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/bowermanknight.html http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/bowermanknight.html Phillip Knight and William Bowerman invented the first Athletic Shoe.
Invention: Athletic Shoe The athletic shoe that Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight made had more elevation. When they made the Waffle Shoe those were the most popular out of all the athletic apparel shoes they made. In one Olympic trial 3 of the first runners wore Nikes. From endorsement deals they made a lot of money on the shoes like superstar Michael Jordan had a catchy slogan that said “Just do It” Then Athletic shoes and Nike went public in 1980
Inventor: Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight Phil Knight in 1958 had a business major at the University of Oregon. Phil was on the track team and his coach was Bill Bowerman. Bill didn’t like the clumsiness of the American running shoe. They both formed a company in 1964 to make a better shoe. Then in 1968 the company was called Nike