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Nike Cortez sneakers

Nothing’s more iconic in Nike’s time capsule than its first-ever masterpiece, the Cortez. Sure, the Air Force 1s are blast-from-the-past pickups worth adding to your sneaker pack. But if you’re crazy for the basic look, vintage Swoosh running style that’s comfy for all-day wear, the Nike Cortez might be your best choice. Its story is a bonus. 

Read: Bill Bowerman conceptualized the original Cortez while still under the Blue Ribbon Sports, a company he co-founded with Phil Knight when they partnered with Onitsuka Tiger. Eventually, the two labels split due to a legal tug-of-war over Cortez’s rights. The race to ownership led to BRS’s rebranding as Nike with the Cortez as its flagship model. Subsequently, Onitsuka Tiger carried on with its version of the design, which it called Corsair

Nike Cortez styles for men and women 

The initial Nike Cortez came in clean lines, much like the reinterpretations that pop up on Nike’s racks every so often. From the minimalist Classic Cortez, which is the closest to the original form, Nike comes up with an assortment of the old-fashioned runner’s style for men and women. 

Lightweight. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Nike has developed a single-piece compression molded upper for the Cortez. It keeps the shoe almost weightless, as seen in the likes of Nike Cortez Ultra Moire

Hip and comfy. The Kendrick Lamar Cortez is just one of the upbeat twists to the classic sneaker in a cozy, slip-on style. 

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