Claims of iconic status are common in the sneaker world, but the Nike Cortez stands in a place all its own as the brand’s first running shoe, and pacesetter for what would become a phenomenon in sports and fashion. Introduced in 1972 and designed by legendary track coach Bill Bowerman, the Cortez cut an image that has persisted in the culture of casual athletic streetwear across five decades and still counting.
Countless sneakerheads simply cannot imagine life without these kicks. Timeless style, bold Swoosh branding, and comfortable fit ensure that there will always be Nike Cortez on the street.
- Low-cut collar allows for flexible movement.
- Nylon, leather and/or suede upper delivers a premium look.
- Lightweight wedge EVA midsole ensures daylong comfort.
- Herringbone rubber outsole provides durability and traction.