Nike began its football journey back in 1971 with the release of “The Nike” football boot, the first shoe to bear the Swoosh. It cost $16.95, didn’t hold up well in cold and wet weather, and soon fell by the wayside as Nike focused on running, tennis, and basketball footwear. But it was a start.
Over decades, Nike learned from athletes, research, and testing how to create football products that defy expectations and help players around the world raise their game. These are the pivotal moments in Nike’s history that helped shape a new era of brilliant football.
Celebrating history, ‘The Nike’ football boot will return in 2021 and will be available in the original Black and White colorway.
Continue to scroll below for more photos of The Nike 1971 that will give you a closer look. A release will take place at select retailers and Nike.com on December 6th. The retail price is $240.
Release Date: December 6, 2021
Style Code: DC9964-010