Unquestionably one of the most important models in Nike's history, the Cortez helped to launch the nascent running brand while it was still under the Blue Ribbon Sports banner. The Cortez is no museum piece though, a top seller that has been in continuous production over the course of four decades, the Cortez has earned a place in the pantheon of essential footwear silhouettes. This is in no small part thanks to the Cortez's role as a key facet of the always influential Los Angeles style.
The 'Los Angeles' Cortez Basic pays tribute to its adoptive city, in a straightforward form appropriate to the shoe's history. A leather and canvas construction is rendered in Dodger blue and white, with red Los Angeles script at the heel.
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- Nike Cortez Basic
- Deep Royal Blue/White-Metallic
- CI9873 400