ICONIC STYLE AND ALL-DAY COMFORT.
The Nike Classic Cortez blends a premium upper with lightweight cushioning for a fresh take on the historic running-inspired design.
Leather in the upper delivers a premium look and fit.
Foam midsole offers lightweight cushioning.
Shown: Half Blue/Vast Grey/Summit White
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.