Phil Knight is no longer the CEO and labor conditions possibly have improved in the past decade, but these aren't reasons why I have chosen to wear Nike sneakers. I have chosen to wear Nike sneakers because I know that I won't be a serf to the Nike brand. I know I won't be enslaved under all things Nike. It's just a comfortable sneaker and while I do feel slightly ashamed that I am "endorsing" a product that was the work of a third world economic sweatshop block, I don't think I should be spited. The sneaks were only $45.