Nike Inc. was founded in 1971 and made his first public appearance in 1972 when Bill Bowerman (University of Oregon coach) and Phil Knight (student of the Faculty of Economics) after having been for several years importers of sports shoes from Japan through their company called Blue Ribbon, which imported shoes of the Japanese brand Onitsuka Tiger (subsequently Asics), they decided that it was time to design and produce their own line of sports shoes. They chose the name "Nike" because in Greek mythology Nike is the goddess of the victory. The company logo, called Swoosh, was designed in 1971 by the graphic design student Carolyn Davidson. In 1972, the first model was launched, the Cortez, that has been continuously produced till today. After a steady growth in 1985 was the mark he made his most important leap forward, thanks to the beginning of the collaboration with the basketball player named Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls rookie. In 1988 they coined the slogan “Just Do It". Over the years, Nike has become the first manufacturer in the world of accessories and sportswear, especially for football, basketball, tennis and many other sports.