Charge your run with the Nike Cortez Basic. CLASSIC COMFORT, ICONIC STYLE. The Nike Cortez Basic MEN'S NIKE LIFESTYLE SHOES is an updated version of Bill Bowerman's 1972 running classic. It features a heel that's slightly wider and higher than the original, plus a lace dubrae and modified design lines. This version features a leather and synthetic leather construction for added durability. BENEFITS Leather and synthetic leather upper for durability Foam midsole for lightweight cushioning Rubber outsole with herringbone pattern for traction Shown: White/Metallic Silver/Black Style: 819719-100 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 delivers a plush, cushioned ride with a responsive feel for your fastest miles. Dual-density midsole construction combines layers of soft and firm foams for the perfect combination of comfortable cushioning and stable support. Phylon midsole provides comfort so you can be at the top of your game any time of day. GEL-Lyte midsole cushions the footstrike and liberates the athlete. Molded TPU heel clip comes from the original Mowabb design. Rugged rubber outsole for grip and durability