Who should buy the Nike Cortez Ultra Moire

If you are looking for a new pair of sneakers, this new Nike product is for you because:

  • It has a breathable upper for greater comfort
  • It is durable as it has a rubber outsole
  • It fits for summer and spring

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire logo

Authentic style of Nike Cortez Ultra Moire

The Nike Cortez Ultra Moire continues the legacy of one of Nike’s most popular shoes.

This time, the Cortez gets a modern upgrade with a modern touch of Ultra Moire material that has also been applied to equally popular and iconic shoes such as the Air Max 1 and Air Max 90.

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire style

The result is a lightweight and breathable sneaker that is sleek to wear for various casual occasions.

Outstanding features

While the silhouette of this iconic sneaker seems to be its most notable feature, the Nike Cortez Ultra Mire came prepared with a few upgrades that improve its upper and sole materials. 

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire upper

It includes a one-piece compression molded upper made up of perforated leather material that is lightweight and seamless.

The lightweight and breathable upper also sits on an updated sole material comprising of an injected Phylon midsole with three foam densities. This construction is adored because of its offered soft cushioning. On the other hand, the improved herringbone pattern has an enhanced grip and traction.

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire midsole

History of Nike Cortez Ultra Moire

Designed by Olympic track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, it was Nike’s first sign of commercial success as sales of the Cortez reached $800,000 in its first year of sales.

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire style1

Some 20 years after its release, the Nike Cortez slowly transitioned from being a running shoe into a casual shoe.

The same iconic colorway of the Cortez was used by brand designers in the Nike Cortez Ultra Moire when it first hit the stores in July 2016.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Cortez
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole
Technology: Phylon

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