Work by InSport
Portland, Oregon was one of the cities most impacted by this run-away trend. That same year, two entrepreneurs in a small Portland suburb began making nylon running shorts out of their garages. Turns out they had selected the right place to do business. A couple of young, budding athletic shoe and apparel companies in Portland named Nike and adidas quickly scooped up all of the product they could make and marketed them under their own labels.