9 Insane Facts About Nike You Need to Know

#6. A Waffle Iron

The inspiration for the first shoes came from a waffle iron. The founder Bowerman was having breakfast with his wife and noticed the pattern on the waffles. This led to the first shoes being made inside waffle irons to get the grooved patterns that help athletes get a better grip while running.

#7. Largest Store

Largest Store

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The largest Nike store is located in Oxford Street, London. It is 42,000 feet wide.

#8. Nike Grind

Wondering what happened to the old shoes you gave away to Nike? Well, they have been turned into tracks and playgrounds for kids. This recycled material is called Nike Grind.

#9. Battle with the Beatles

Nike used one the Beatles’s song for their Air Max sneakers commercial in 1987. the song was called ‘Revolution’ which was licensed by Nike. The Beatles sued them for $15 million citing that they will not peddle sneakers. Nike protested and let the commercial run until the campaign faded.

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