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1 JD April,27,2010 Period#1 Sound: Free Play Music, Bug Blaster, May 7, 2010

2 Lemelsons MIT Program, Athletic shoe, May 10, Phillip Knight and William Bowerman invented the first Athletic Shoe.

3 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

4 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


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