January 27, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
On February 14th, you’ll have a bunch of reasons to celebrate. Even if you’re single with no prospects, there are an insane amount of quality kicks designed after the upcoming Year of the (Metal) Tiger. With this Nike Classic Cortez, the nylon underlay is covered in tonal tiger stripes, which extends to the ‘2010.2.14’-emblazoned insoles.
There are a ton of dope features like a red trim on the right shoe to signify the red string worn by people born on Tiger-years, plus the Chinese characters for ‘tiger’ and ‘peace’ on the tongues. Additionally each pair will be accompanied by a pair of laces designed by Starks. This Cortez is so hot, it deserves special packaging. Aside from the general release, only 200 pairs come in boxes that open from their specialized box with a five-finger death grip! That right there justifies the purchase, if you can get your hands on them. The special edition Nike Tiger Cortez box drops on Feb. 10th and in the ‘standard’ box on Feb. 13th. Click the jump below for more photos.