Some Sneakers Age Like Shit

One pair to rock, and one pair to stock, right? Sneakerheads might amass a large collection of shoes, with some pairs not aging like fine wine, but rather, falling apart. » 3/23/15 8:26am 3/23/15 8:26am

Tennessee Responds To Your Nike FOIAs And The Answer Is Super Shady 

Wednesday, I asked those of you in Tennessee to submit a public records request on behalf of Deadspin because ours had been denied due to a chilling and arbitrary law limiting records requests to Tennessee residents only. I wanted copies of Tennessee's communication with Nike, because the university's controversial… » 3/13/15 11:25am 3/13/15 11:25am

Tennessee Won't Give Us Nike's Emails; Maybe They'll Give Them To You

The University of Tennessee recently decided to do away with calling nearly all its women's sports teams Lady Vols, a move that came at about the same time the university announced switching from Adidas to Nike for athletic apparel. Now, they are all Volunteers who will use the Power T logo—except for the women's… » 3/11/15 7:04pm 3/11/15 7:04pm

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They're powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented. » 12/19/14 3:21pm 12/19/14 3:21pm

Ex-Nike Runner Metes Out Public Relations Advice

Former Nike-sponsored runner Kara Goucher suggested in a tweet that Nike's We Run Dirty campaign for trail running gear was ill-advised, given the recent doping dramas involving, among others, top-tier Kenyan Rita Jeptoo and Russian Liliya Shobukhova. Both women are—or were, at the time they failed drug tests—in… » 12/08/14 2:52pm 12/08/14 2:52pm

Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ to Draw Dicks Is an American Hero

Most runners I know who are not also liars acknowledge that running sucks much (okay, most) of the time. Usually, I deal with how much I hate it by complaining about it to people who really, truly do not care. But one San Francisco woman has channeled that love-hate relationship into something beautiful: using the… » 8/05/14 4:49pm 8/05/14 4:49pm

Nike To Jimbo Fisher: Get Rid Of Your 9-Year-Old's Under Armour Sweater

The Wall Street Journal has gotten its hands on some emails that were sent between Nike officials and the Florida State athletic department, and they demonstrate just how truly insane Nike is about protecting its #brand. » 8/01/14 3:03pm 8/01/14 3:03pm

Nike Has Been Kicked Out Of Its Own Home

The IAAF World Junior Championships began on Monday in Eugene, Ore., the birthplace of Nike, Inc. If you've ever been to Eugene, you know that the only thing more conspicuous than green and gold is the superfluity of swooshes. But not this week. » 7/23/14 2:49pm 7/23/14 2:49pm

Daughter-In-Law Of Nike Founder Arrested On Student Sex Charges

Melissa Bowerman, high school track coach and daughter-in-law of Nike founder Bill Bowerman, is again facing allegations of improper relations with a student. But this time the charges are serious and Bowerman is behind bars. » 7/22/14 12:43pm 7/22/14 12:43pm

A More Honest Version Of The Nike/Jordan Jeter "RE2PECT" TV Ad

Nike's Jordan brand released a new spot on YouTube today that has sports media outlets scrambling to heap on as much free advertising for the multinational sportswear behemoth and its retiring Yankees shortstop spokesperson as possible. » 7/14/14 12:25pm 7/14/14 12:25pm

Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men's magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer's travel expenses and a portion of his fee. The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently "furious"—and the… » 7/10/14 2:42pm 7/10/14 2:42pm

Remove The Swoosh And USA Track & Field Will Sue Your Balls Off

Oiselle, a running apparel company, has received a cease-and-desist letter from USA Track & Field. Oiselle's crime? Removing the Nike Swoosh from a national team photo. » 5/25/14 8:11pm 5/25/14 8:11pm

The Most Brilliant Thing You'll Hear All Day

I'm not going to explain this one, because I have faith in you. But I will say that you have to listen to the whole thing, and follow along with the subtitles. » 5/01/14 4:11pm 5/01/14 4:11pm

When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. The day before, the winner of the 3,000-meter race, Gabe Grunewald, had been… » 3/07/14 12:48pm 3/07/14 12:48pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms [Update]

Maybe I'm still cranky from this morning's other jersey reveal, but the Bucs' new uniform is here, and I can't stop thinking "indoor football." » 3/03/14 9:16am 3/03/14 9:16am

Here's The USMNT 2014 Home Jersey

The bland, golf shirt-looking thing that leaked last month has turned out to be accurate—this is U.S. Soccer's home jersey for 2014, and will be worn at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. » 3/03/14 8:33am 3/03/14 8:33am

Manu Ginobili Explodes Shoe

With the amount of money NBA ballers make in shoe endorsement deals, you'd think the companies could supply them with something that won't fall apart on the basketball court. » 2/26/14 9:48pm 2/26/14 9:48pm