Nike Cortez

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The origin of the Nike Cortez

There Cortez, this is simply the first shoe offered by Nike. It's in 1972, there is more of 50 years, that Bill Bowerman The co -founder of the Beaverton brand designs the Nike Cortez. At the time athletics coach, the American businessman wanted to create the most comfortable and durable pair for training and road races.

But before revealing the Cortez For Nike, Bill Bowerman worked on this silhouette with the Japanese firm Asics. He had made Japan import this name named TG-24, before taking out the model to Nike. Nike And Asics logically entered the legal battle when Bowerman wanted to market the Cortez under the brand Nike. And it was the American claw that ultimately won the case in 1974.

So named in reference to Hernan Cortes, Spanish conquistador which led to the fall of the Aztec Empire, the Cortez later became the pair of running the most sold of the time and all this before the phenomenon Forrest Gump.

Since then, this very light silhouette thanks to its partly in nylon design has never been forgotten. Always very appreciated, this unisex model is very popular on the side of sneakers women Just like in sneakers male.

Nike Cortez 4.0

Fruit of several collaborations over the years, as with Kendrick Lamar, Comme des Garçons, Union or CLOT, there Nike Cortez was also revisited by Sacai. The Japanese label founded by ABE Chitosis reworked this sneakers iconic by adding a second Swoosh as well as a double sole characteristic of collaborations between the two brands.

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