Fresh Air from Oregon

In 1977, an inventor named Frank Rudy presented a unique idea to Nike co-founder Phil Knight: placing air bags inside shoes. Phil went for a test run, and Nike never looked back.


Over the last 30 years, no technology has become more synonymous with Nike than Air. And a short walk from Nike’s World Headquarters, in Beaverton, Oregon sits the Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation building. This building and its counterpart in St. Charles, Missouri have created a combined 3.5 billion Nike Air units.

For the first time ever, Nike have shared how they create Nike Air, in the video above named “Fresh Air from Oregon” where you can get an inside look into Nike’s Air Manufacturing Innovation facility.