The Nike Checkered Flash Men's Running Jacket offers ultra-lightweight weather protection and reflectivity for comfort and visibility on cool, low-light runs. Reflective yarn is stitched in an allover grid pattern, delivering enhanced visibility in low light. Ultralight, water-repellent fabric helps keeps you dry and comfortable. Cordlocks at the hem, hood opening and back of the hood offer an adjustable fit while keeping the elements out. The runner-specific hood delivers wind and rain protection without limiting peripheral vision.
- Dri-FIT mesh back lining wicks sweat away to help keep you dry and comfortable
- Full-front zipper for customized ventilation
- Back neck tape with repeat Nike Running trademark print for durability
- Drop-tail hem for enhanced coverage Zippered side pockets for secure storage
- Reflective elements for enhanced visibility in low light
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.