Fit & Sizing
The Cortez Ultra Breathe from the Swoosh brand comes in a low-top silhouette which permits more movement on the ankles. Both men and women can enjoy these sneakers. Men can choose from US sizes ranging from 6-15, while women can take their pick from 5-12. Both have half sizes available. These sneakers come with a lace-up closure which gives it a more secure fit.
Nike Cortez Ultra Breathe Style
Over the course of the history of the Nike Cortez, it continues to come in variations that give this iconic sneaker a makeover. The Nike Cortez Ultra Breathe is infused with a no-sew Ultramesh upper. From a closer look, the material looks like diamond perforations which give it an interesting play of texture that is quite different from the smooth leather upper of the original Cortez that the market is used to seeing.
Because it has the same iconic silhouette, styling these sneakers is effortless. More so, it comes in monochromatic colorways -- gray, black, crimson and blue. Its versatile design makes it an ideal pair to match with almost anything-- dresses, joggers, shorts, and jeans.
Timely released in the Summer of 2016, the Nike Cortez Ultra Breathe gets a thorough modernization of the iconic Cortez. The traditional leather gets replaced with a lightweight mesh, which offers unparalleled breathability and comfort. It also effects on making the shoe more lightweight and the perfect companion for summer.
Nike Cortez Ultra Breathe History
Designed originally in 1986 by Olympic track coach and co-founder of Nike, Bill Bowerman, the Nike Cortez is a comfortable running shoe ideal to use for long-distance running. It made its debut in the 1972 Munich Olympics, and since then, it has been the footwear of choice by the best marathoners of the world.
Being one of the first sneakers that revolutionized the brand, the Nike Cortez was the first to feature the brand’s Swoosh logo. Its popularity soared when the Academy Award winning film, Forrest film, featured these sneakers on one of its scenes. Since then, the Cortez has been released in a myriad of versions.
More so, it made a transition to being performance footwear to a casual shoe. Because of the massive number of shoes sold in its years of existence, it was dubbed as “the most comfortable shoes ever.” Since then, the variations under the Nike Classic Cortez lineup continue to grow season after season.
- Just like the original design of the Nike Cortez, the Ultra Breathe sports the iconic ripple sole for traction and grip.
- The iconic Swoosh logo, a signature logo used on the Cortez, is seen on the sidewalls of the sneaker.