VINTAGE LOOK, MODERN FEEL.
Maintaining the same classic lines that defined the original, the Nike Cortez '72 Men's Shoe features a durable suede upper and an EVA midsole for a premium feel and lightweight comfort.
Premium suede upper for durability and comfortTextured toe bumper provides durability and heritage styleEVA wedge midsole for lightweight cushioningRubber outsole with herringbone pattern for traction and durability
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.