Men's Nike Cortez Basic Nylon Shoe WEAR SNEAKER HISTORY. Men's Nike Cortez Basic Nylon Shoe blends a nylon and suede upper with lightweight cushioning for a fresh take on the iconic running shoe design.
Nylon and suede upper enhances durability. EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning. Herringbone pattern offers multidirectional traction. The Nike Cortez is an icon with legacy to spare. It was the first running shoe that incorporated Bill Bowerman's design input and was released in 1972, a year that pre-dates the founding of Nike itself. It went through several design and naming incarnations before it evolved into the version that became nearly synonymous with the Nike brand, and has stayed alive its next 4 decades and counting.