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Phil Knight

Knight founded the company in 1963 with a $500 investment with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman, as Blue Ribbon Sports. With the first shoe sales taking place in the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight transformed the company into the world's top sports brand and is now the 15th richest man on earth.

Inspired by his recent book "Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, " Jim Cramer spoke with Knight, who said it is not easy identifying the next Michael Jordan.

"I think obviously the whole industry has changed dramatically from the way it began when I got into it. The Jordan brand has become a true brand, and it stands for more than just basketball, " Knight said.

Knight attributed the success of the Jordan brand to Michael Jordan being one of the best basketball players of all-time, but also to his dramatic flair. He was able to play a colorful game, spoke well, stayed out of trouble and "jumped over the moon and made all of the clutch shots in the storybook."

Moving forward, Nike has its eye on the Olympics, Knight said. With the Olympic Games as the pinnacle for sports, Knight considers it to be the fashion runway for Nike.



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Will Asics ever come out with a vegan version of their Onitsuka Tiger shoes? - Quora

They DO, a pair of them sits in my closet as I write this. Now it is important to note that not every style is Vegan, from my shopping around it seems about 50/50. Zappos has a vegan section that will only show you the vegan Tigars they carry. Also the main website in no way helps people trying to figure out which is and is not vegan. Veggie Threads did a nice break down for the spring line though:




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