Compare And Contrast Nike And Adidas

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In this review, I decided to compare two athletic clothing brands to each other. The idea popped into my mind one afternoon while deciding what articles of clothing to wear for my workout. As a member of the soccer team at Nicholls State University, all the clothing provided to us is Adidas because Adidas sponsors Nicholls Soccer. As anyone would expect, my opinion is biased because I wear Adidas clothing most of the time. Nike and Adidas have become two very dominant brands of athletic clothing throughout the world. Nike was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight on January 25, 1964. Nike’s manufacturing originated in the back of Phil Knight’s car but eventually grew to be manufactured all over the world. Bill Bowerman requested a more durable but lighter shoes for racing for his runners at University of Oregon (“Nike History”). Adidas was founded on August 18, 1949, and it was originated in Herzogenaurach, Germany. At the age 49, Adolf Dassler started production in a small town, and with 47 workers began manufacturing a shoe that would soon be famous (Golden). The company is fifteen years older than Nike, therefore it has more experience with making products. Adidas still mainly focuses on shoes but is also known for its clothing: whereas, Nike focuses on more their clothing than their shoes. Though each manufacturing company has a main focus of their own, they do not fall short of expectations on their other products. The brand symbols differ from each other and are
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