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The Nike Cortez Goes Swooshless

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Since first arriving to market in 1972, the Nike Cortez has achieved a level of timelessness that few other shoes can lay claim to. The sleek silhouette and agressively-toothed outsole give off a look that’s instantly recognizable and loved by everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Bella Hadid. Now, a pair of premium takes on the classic runner have surfaced — and they both feature one conspicuous difference from the OGs: there’s no lateral side swoosh. Done up in a classic black/sail and a Forrest Gump-esque white/red/blue colorway, each pair features a supple tonal leather upper with a Swoosh gracing the medial side while the lateral side remains completely free of branding. The midsole then provides contrast with a two-tone look, and the shoe is completed with debossed branding on the heels. If you like this altered take on an icon, you can snag both of these new Cortez at the links listed below for an even $100 USD.

Where to Buy

Nike Classic Cortez Premium
Color: Black/Sail/Black
Style Code: 807480-003

Nike Classic Cortez Premium
Color: White/Varsity Red/Varsity Royal/White
Style Code: 807480-103