One of the most trusted sneaker brands, Nike is internationally loved by all. Whether you wear choose to use their trainers for the undeniable statement appeal or to conquer physical activities, their designs are iconic, durable and always in demand. In celebration of one of our favourite brands, We’ve put together an FAQs guide to answer your commonly-asked questions right here.

Where and when was Nike founded?

Nike was founded in 1964 under the name of Blue Ribbon Sports. The brand was launched founded by Phill Knight and Bill Bowerman from the University of Oregon. Blue Ribbon Sports operated as a distributor for Onitsuka Tiger and by 1971 was Nike Inc. was formally established.

How many countries does Nike operate in?

Based in the brand’s hometown of Oregon, Nike is an internationally- recognised shoe retailer, operating in 120 countries with over 20,000 employees. The retailer is based in its hometown of Oregon, and operates in 120 countries and has over 20,000 employees. In 2017, it was listed that Nike operated a total of 1,142 retail stores throughout the entire world

What Nike trainers are in fashion today?

Over the years, Nike has always designed in- demand and on- trend trainers. Their rise to full fashion popularity came into play with the relaunch of the Air Max 1. The iconic silhouette is sported by many fashion trainer enthusiasts today.The Air Max 97 was a big sell-out in 2017 when this retro shape relaunched in Metallic Silver, and in response to the hype Nike released several more colourways. 2018 is said to be the year of the Air Max 98 and this style of trainer is already available in multiple colours.

Celebrities are often seen in Air Force 1s , another popular style from the brand. If you’re new to the Nike family, an Internationalist is always a timeless silhouette but if you’re wishing to up your trainer game, why not invest in a new pair of 97s or 98s?

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Where are Nike trainers made?

All Nike products are produced in Asia. They currently have factories in Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan, the Philippines and Malaysia.

What size am I in Nike shoes?

Nike trainers are true to size. We always suggest visiting an OFFICE store and trying on your desired style of choice. Nike offer a variety of different silhouettes, and their shaping could differ for your sizing. Nikes are a worthwhile investment, and making sure your trainers fit perfectly is essential to enjoying the full Nike experience.

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Are Nike trainers small fitting?

Nike trainers should ideally be tried on before purchasing (unless you’ve previously owned the same style and you’re sure that size is comfortable). You should always have a thumb’s width between the front of the shoe and your toes to allow for optimal comfort.

Do Nike trainers stretch?

Nike trainers do stretch if worn regularly. They will not lose their integral shape but added room will be noticed eventually when wearing your trainers continuously. If you wish to deliberately stretch your Nikes you can follow the below guide:

• Wear the thickest socks you own and put your new Nikes on before applying gentle heat from a hairdryer

• Move for your feet backwards and forwards at least 30 times during the heating process

• Turn the hairdryer off, and allow your feet to cool within the shoes

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Which Nike trainers are best for running?

Nike has designed some of the leading running shoes to date, however it is essential that you choose the correct Nike style for running. Support and durability is imperative for you to perform at your best.

Key designs which are suggested for running can be found at OFFICE including; Nike Free Run Flyknit, Dualtone Racer and Air Zoom.

Can you put Nike trainers in the washing machine?

Nike do not suggest any professional cleaning methods for their trainers. If you’re looking to clean your laces, just pop them into a pillowcase, tie a knot to seal the case and wash in a gentle cycle. We wouldn’t recommend adding your laces to a coloured wash however.

If you want to keep your Nikes in pristine condition, we’d suggest using a protective spray like Liquiproof, which can protect your trainers no matter what the weather throws at them.

Where to buy Nike Shoes?

For an incredible range of new Nike shoe releases and retro silhouettes, head to OFFICE today. We’ve got sizes for men, women and kids, and a stylish collection of the latest colour combinations.