Finish Line - Athletic footwear and apparel
Finish Line is an American retail store, usually located in malls, which carries athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories. Stores carry the top brand name products which sport enthusiasts know and trust. The company caters to both men and women, and the even provide kids products. Customers can find the latest in fashionable footwear as well as performance and athletic shoes. Types of these products include basketball, running, and casual footwear. The stores carry a full range of Air Jordans and other sneakerhead shoes, with release dates and offers inside. Apparel includes sweaters, t-shirts, tops, and pants. There is also a full range of workout clothing to provide coolness while your exercising. Besides having a variety of casual and athletic clothes, there is a full range of fan gear in stores. This includes jerseys and casualwear to show off your favorite college and/or MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL teams. Finish Line also offers a wide variety of accessories. Men, women, and children can find sport socks, backpacks, watches and sunglasses. One can also find a large variety of New Era hats in stores. Brand names are very important to the company to provide the maximum quality to its customers. These brands include Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.
Finish Line - Three friends and an athletic wear empire
Finish Line was founded in 1976, in Indianapolis, Indiana by three friends who were runners and wanted to start selling and promoting the latest trends and styles of footwear. The three owners unfortunately found out that a similiar store was already up and running, The Athletes Foot, but they decided to purchase the franchise and started growing the business. By 1981, there were 12 TAF stores in the Indiana and Louisville areas. In 1982, once the franchise rights were sold, the three deciding to open a competing store, hence Finish Line was born. The company expanded relatively rapidly by acquiring the old franchise they used to run and by going public on the stock market. Today, the company has over 660 locations in 47 states and in 2012 had a net revenue of $1.4 billion.