The same innovating style as the Nike Cortez Basic, re-imagined for the street. 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: Obsidian/Metallic Silver/White Style: 819719-410 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 the ultimate slide for lightweight comfort and a simple, stylish look. Full-length Boost cushioning with a tuned TPU wrap to return energy and enhance responsiveness. Key areas of the shoe are supported with overlays to keep foot supported. IMEVA midsole cushions your ride for comfort through the day. Pressure-mapped outsole offers targeted traction. If your foot is wide, order .5 larger.