Finish Line is an American retailer that sells athletic shoes and apparel along with other sports merchandise. Clayton Griffith started the company with a series of stores in shopping malls. He wanted to provide shoppers with an easy and convenient way to find shoes from different brands. The chain would later grow to include stores in Puerto Rico. In addition to shoes from Nike and other brands, Finish Line also adopted a line of in-house branded apparel sold under the Finish Line name.