The Nike Classic Cortez is the latest and greatest shoe built for King James himself. CLASSIC COMFORT, VINTAGE LOOK. The Nike Classic Cortez Shoe is Nike's original running shoe, designed by Bill Bowerman and released in 1972. This version features a leather and synthetic leather construction for added durability. Benefits Leather and synthetic leather upper for durability Foam sole for lightweight cushioning Rubber outsole with herringbone pattern for traction Shown: White/Black Style: 749571-100 Cortez Origins The Nike Cortez was Bill Bowerman's first masterpiece, built to be lighter and more weatherproof than any other shoe. In 1972, it put unprecedented cushioning under the fastest feet in the running world and quickly became the most popular training shoe in the country. It was an unmistakable icon-a walking billboard that told your story and declared your affiliation-and came to thrive with fierce style on the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, no shoe has expanded the definition of a running shoe quite like the Nike Cortez.
The Men's Shoe updates the iconic original with a premium combination upper while keeping the plush, time-tested Max Air cushioning. Dual-density boost™ on the medial side of the midsole delivers ENERGIZED SUPPORT the helps limit pronation and create a more stable running platform. Hexagonal Waffle traction pattern grips multiple surfaces for more explosive takeoffs. Rounded heel allows for better alignment to ease stress on joints. Flywire locks your foot down for the perfect fit. Drop-in EVA sockliner cushions and supports.