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Nike Cortez

The Nike Cortez collection is a renowned sneaker that has been around since 1972. This classic shoe was designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and has been worn by countless athletes and style icons over the decades.

The Nike Cortez originally made its mark on the track, with its lightweight design specifically tailored for long-distance running. However, it quickly became popular among consumers for its sleek, bold style and comfortable fit. Its signature silhouette features a low-cut design, wide Swoosh, and a foam midsole that provides cushioning and support. These features can be seen on sneakers like the Cortez Basic Leather White Black (2017).

Over the years, the Nike Cortez has been updated with new materials and colorways, but its timeless design remains a staple in the fashion industry. The sneaker’s popularity, in our opinion, has been further cemented by its appearance in popular culture. This includes the 1994 film Forrest Gump, where the main character wore a pair of the Nike Cortez. This appearance has since been an inspiration for other sneakers, like the Nike Classic Cortez Forrest Gump.

The range of Nike apparel offers countless options on how to pair your Nike Cortez sneakers. For a casual look, a lightweight and breathable tank top or t-shirt, combined with a pair of joggers or khaki pants, is the perfect combination. In addition, Nike accessories like a baseball cap or a backpack can complete your outfit while keeping the athletic theme consistent. Alternatively, a Nike fanny pack or a cross-body bag would make a bold statement and add some functional flair.

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Nike Classic Cortez Forrest Gump (2024)

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