The Finish Line actually began operations in October of 1976 when three friends decided to take over The Athlete’s Foot franchise in Indianapolis, Indiana. By 1981, these business partners had opened more than 10 locations. Wanting to expand beyond Indiana’s borders, the owners created their own company, The Finish Line.
The Finish Line had more than 100 stores by October of 1991. The company went public in 1992. Today, The Finish Line has more than 650 locations. Each store features a “shoe wall” where more than 1300 brands of shoes are displayed. The company offers a wide variety of athletic shoes for almost every sport imaginable, along with a selection of casual shoes and sandals.
The company also features brand name athletic wear, such as Nike, North Face, Adidas, Oakley, and Under Armour as well as hats, sunglasses, and logo t-shirts.
The Finish Line is publicly traded on the NASDQ under the ticker symbol: FINL.