Back in 1973 when I bought my first pair of Nike shoes, they seemed like the little guy just trying to make shoes to help athletes perform better. The tag in their shoes said something about using input from champion athletes to make shoes to exact specifications that would help them perform better.
Seems like they were trying to really help athletes and working with them.
They stopped putting those tags in their shoes, and now the shoes have a number in them and where they were made (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam)
Now it seems they are more of a big monster company trying to make more money. Maybe the specifications have become too exacting.
I realize they pump a lot of money into running and am grateful for that. But their morals and ethics seem to become more and more questionable each year.
They make some decent shoes and I have a few pairs of Nikes in my rotation,
But I will consciously avoid buying anything Nike in the future. I can't support them anymore.
I am just one person, they don't care, but I will feel better about it. Similar to how I once felt better about buying their products.