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Official Images Of The sacai x Nike Cortez

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First teased in January as part of the label’s Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, the sacai x Nike Cortez has finally emerged via official images.

To commemorate the Cortez’s 50th anniversary, the Swoosh has tapped an intimate cast of collaborators, which will include Chitose Abe. And while the Japanese designer has revisited the vintage Nike Running model’s classic “White/Varsity Royal/Varsity Red” for its joint-effort, it’s completely redesigned the sneaker’s sole unit. Close-to-the-ground cushioning accompanied by serrated traction is given a layered look à la LDWaffle, sacai’s most popular Nike collaboration to date, as well as an exposed Zoom Air system akin to top-of-the-line performance running shoes from the Swoosh. The modifications don’t top at the bottom-half, however, as profile swooshes, overlays at the heel and collars all deliver a multi-layered arrangement that gives a refreshing, experimental spin to a shoe that debuted in 1972.

Enjoy official images of the pair ahead, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch before 2022 ends.

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UPDATE (08/23/2022):
A release date is expected on August 31st, 2022.
sacai x Nike Cortez
Release Date: Aug 31st, 2022 (Wednesday)
Color: White/University Red/Light Crimson
Mens: $185 Style Code: DQ0581-100