The Nike 9-inch Stretch-Woven Running Shorts were built for comfort and coverage, with a generous inseam, runner-specific design and sweat-wicking fabric. A great fit is essential to running in comfort, and the Nike 9-inch Stretch-Woven Shorts deliver. These shorts have an elastic waistband with internal drawcord and stretchy elastane fibres for a personalised, conforming fit. Featuring stretch-woven Dri-FIT fabric that helps keep you dry and comfortable by wicking sweat away from skin to the fabric's surface, where it quickly evaporates. A built-in, stretch-jersey Dri-FIT liner extends to the top of the waist for comfort and support, and even the mesh insets on the sides are made of Dri-FIT for ventilation and comfort. Dri-FIT 90% polyester/10% elastane. Machine washable.
When superstar track and field coach Bill Bowerman met talented middle-distance runner Phil Knight, an unlikely partnership was formed.
Bowerman was looking for lighter, more durable running shoes for his Oregon University Runners, and Knight was searching for a way to make a living without having to give up athletics all together. The two put their heads together and came up with a shoe that featured outsoles modelled on a waffle iron – unconventional, but somehow it worked.
Bowerman and Knight named their new venture Nike, after the Greek goddess of victory, and began selling their shoes from out the boot of a car. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into a sports industry market leader, and its distinctive ‘swoosh’ logo is arguably the most recognisable brand logo on the planet.
Despite this success, Nike’s mission statement remains the unchanged: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Because if you have a body, you’re an athlete.
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