The sneakers are durable, supportive, and easy to clean. Nike is a major American sportswear and footwear company, based in Portland, Oregon. The Nike legacy began in 1964, when track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman set up a small business importing Japanese running shoes under the name Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS). Nike sponsors and collaborates with a diverse range of high-profile athletes and sports teams on a global level, with the highly recognized trademarks of “Just Do It” and the Swoosh logo. In addition, Nike is the world’s biggest supplier of sportswear and footwear.
Nike shoes have been at the forefront of men’s and women’s footwear for quite some time. The company, officially founded in 1971 in Beaverton, Oregon, has transcended culture in every way imaginable since then. Its name is synonymous with sports. Period. The sneakers, equipment, and apparel created by the company since its inception can be best described as innovative and trendsetting. And that’s without mentioning Nike’s greatest asset: their ability to tell a story through their products. Nike describes the kicks as feeling like a soft, snug hugâ€ and notes that they feature an easy-to-clean design. A coated toe box protects against all kinds of spills. Most importantly, they are comfortable to wear for long periods of time: Nike found that nurses walk four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during their 12-hour workday.
The subset of fastest runners are those whose average time meets the 2018 time-qualifying standards for the New York marathon; fast runners are those whose average time is within 25 percent of those standards or faster; slower runners are those whose average time exceeds 25 percent above those standards. Enthusiastic runners are those with at least four completed marathons or four completed half marathons in the data. Logged training miles is the subset of runners who logged training miles in Strava in the four months before the race date.