New Nike Cortez

Two new vintage-style colourways arrived this week from Nike of the classic Cortez.

The Cortez features a light nylon upper and a jagged sole - which completes this throwback look.
The shoe was created by Bill Bowerman for Nike in the 60's. Bowerman and Phil Knight initially began importing the Onitsuka Tiger running shoes from Japan to sell in the States. Bowerman's design ideas led to the creation of a running shoe in 1966 that would ultimately be named "Cortez" in 1968, which quickly became a top-seller and remains one of Nike's most iconic footwear designs. Bowerman designed several Nike shoes, but is best known for ruining his wife's waffle iron in 1970 or 1971, experimenting with the idea of using waffle-ironed rubber to create a new sole for footwear that would grip but be lightweight.

Click the images to go directly to the shoe, which is now available instore and online.



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