Designed by Nike co-founders Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, the Nike Cortez was initially developed as a track shoe for the 1972 Olympics. The Nike Cortez has withstood the test of time through many eras and phases, leading up to its eventual status as the unofficial mascot for LA street style. We saw this theme come to life recently with the Nike Cortez “Los Angeles,” which may be a hint of what to expect for the upcoming year. Yet with Sacai on board to collaborate on the Nike Cortez, it’s probably best to expect the unexpected.
sacai has become one of the most exciting Nike collaborators in recent years and we’re sure that their signature touch will spark some buzz. The sneaker is seen in the classic OG colorway with sacai touches throughout. White leather is used on the base with suede overlays on the laces and heel and comes ready with signature sacai elements including double Swooshes and an extended midsole, which includes a Zoom Air bubble at the forefront of the shoe.