Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil KnightIn this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of startups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all startups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today.
But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, in a memoir that is candid, humble, gutsy, and wry, he tells his story, beginning with his crossroads moment. At 24, after backpacking around the world, he decided to take the unconventional path, to start his own business—a business that would be dynamic, different.
Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream—along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees, a ragtag group of misfits and seekers who became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.
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Sneakers are a family affair in the Curtis household. At an early age, Ellington already knows each significant Air Jordan by number just as well as he knows his, well, numbers, and he can also point out Nike Air Maxes by year. Teaching his son about the value of an Air Jordan or how the manual pump works on the Air Pressure is one of the most enjoyable parts about their relationship. As any collector would tell you, sneakers are a form of self expression. What better way to encourage creativity in children than to show them an appreciation of sneakers at an early age? The question is how early? There is fine line.
Take a look at five of the other popular picks, including silhouettes from New Balance and adidas Originals , below. Some of these might even work as last-minute gift ideas. Ever so timeless and versatile, the low-top sneaker makes for a great wardrobe staple. If he likes a little bit of color on his footwear, there are plenty other options available to choose from. Another dad favorite comes from adidas Originals. Low-key yet stylish at the same time, the Superstar is perhaps the perfect silhouette for running errands in.
Noah Stott, 12, has been given a detention three days in a row this week at Treviglas College, Newquay, Cornwall, because management say he's wearing trainers. A father has vowed to pull his son out of school until teachers accept the year-old's new Nike Air Force 1's comply with uniform rules and told them: 'I'll teach him at home if I have to'. But Noah has been told he will have to go to detention every day until he changes his footwear. Mr Stott, a father of three, said: 'We bought a pair of shoes on the Nike website, which are clearly classed as men's shoes. A few parents are taking their children out of school. Mr Stott, who lives in St Columb Major, said the shoes matched a pair which were included in the 'acceptable shoes' section of the school's official uniform guide, pictured below.
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