Nike's Mission: to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Just how many athletes are there in the world? According to Nike founder Bill Bowerman, "If you have a body, you are an athlete." Nike has lived by those words since its creation in 1972, and in the process has become a worldwide phenomenon of athletic shoes and sports apparel. Nike shoes are the bread and butter of the brand, as they routinely pump out fresh styles and colorways that integrate with top-of-the-line technologies for an always eye-popping look. Maybe the most iconic Nike shoe style comes from Air Max technology, which offers plush comfort to all types of Nike performance shoes: basketball, running and training. Nike continues to make groundbreaking discoveries that improve their performance shoes. Now, Nike technologies such as Hyperfuse, Shox, Flywire and Free offer even more performance benefits to runners, ballers and workout fanatics. Nike's ability to extend above and beyond the sneaker world is what really makes them special. Perfect for the avid runner, the Nike Plus collection sends waves of information about your run, from distance traveled to the amount of calories burned, directly to your iPod or iPhone. Just looking to kick it in some style? Well, Nike casual shoes have some of the most sought-after models on the market. Ever heard of Air Force 1's? To go with these hot casual styles, Nike offers athletic-inspired clothing and accessories for an away-from-the-game style that will have you looking and feeling good!