Initially debuted in 1972, the Nike Cortez is a renowned track and field staple, one that has helped revolutionize the running world. Made to be as comfortable as it is durable, the old school sneaker has been redefined with updated colors and materials for its 43rd anniversary.
Using various Nike innovations and originally created by Bill Bowerman, the sneaker was initially intended to be "lighter and more weatherproof than any shoe." Maintaining this vision, the classic sneaker uses premium leather and textile in the upper for increased durability and comfort while the EVA midsole adds a thick layer of padding for maximized cushioning.
Having made an iconic appearance on the Academy Award winning film Forest Gump, the sneaker maintains the original colorway with a premium white leather upper and accents of Varsity Red and Varsity Royal along the sole and Nike Swoosh.
Undeniably comfortable and simple, the time-honored Nike Classic Cortez is now available at NRML (184 Rideau).