10 Facts About Nike

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Nike’s swoosh logo was designed for $35 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson in 1971.
12 years later Nike thanked with 500 Nike stocks, now worth an estimated $643,035.

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The “Just Do It” slogan was inspired by killer Gary Gilmore.
His infamous last words before his firing squad execution were “Let’s do it”.

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Early Nike shoes were made a waffle iron to create the sole of the trainer.
The design was to help athletes grip running tracks & patented in 1974.

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Riots broke out across America in 2011 after a re-release of Air Jordan’s.
Police smashed a car window to save 2 toddlers after their mom abandoned them to buy the shoes.

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Their Kanye West trainer Air Yeezy 2 ‘Red October’ sold out in 10 minutes.
The retail price was $245 a pair were sold on eBay for $15,000

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A pimp attempted to sue Nike for $100 million after being imprisoned for stomping a man in the head.
He claimed Nuke failed to provide a warning that their shoes could be used as dangerous weapons.

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A Nike commercial was the first ever YouTube video to hin a million views.
The 2005 video shows football player Ronaldinho doing a reality-defying crossbar challenge.

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Nike patented an “automatic lacing system” in 2010 that can open & close shoes straps using a motor unit.
They claim the Back to the Future shoes will arrive in 2015.

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Nike made a commercial translating a Samburu tribesman as saying “Lust Do It” in this native Language.
They didn’t think anyone would realise the tribesman actually says “I don’t want these, give me big shoes”.

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Michael Jordan earned more annually for endorsing Nike…
… that the collective 30,000 Indonesian workers who made the shoes.

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