Classic style, cutting edge-performance - get the best of both worlds 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/Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver/White Style: 819719-110 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.
Speed and support go hand in hand in the Men's Shoe. Anatomically placed Nike Zoom Air units deliver low-profile, resilient cushioning for a comfortable step. Flexible sole disperses impact across footbed for a plush underfoot feel. Flywire technology for lockdown support that doesn't slip during cuts. Webbing straps work with the laces for a locked-in fit. Die cut EVA sockliner for underfoot comfort.