Nike Pan-am

The Pan-am is one of the first spiked running shoes to feature the swoosh and Nike name, the company was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports and was started in the mid 1960’s by Knight and Bowerman to import shoes from Japan called Onitsuka. in 1971 the had the idea of manufacturing their own shoes and employed Jeff Johnson who named the brand Nike after the Greek goddess of victory. This shoe was the first shoe that was pushed into the European market, which until then had been dominated by Adidas and puma.Pan-Am


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