The Nike Classic Cortez is crafted from quilted leather for a cushioned and comfortable fit. 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: Midnight Navy/White Style: 749571-414 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 is perfect for short runs when you need plenty of cushioning. SpEVA improves bounce-back characteristics and prevents midsole breakdown for added comfort. LeBron-inspired outsole pattern offers durable traction and added grip on the court. Padded tongue and collar add plush comfort in high-wear areas. Full-length rubber outsole provides durability and traction. Step out in style. Breathable mesh upper.