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Nike Cortez '72

A re-release of one of the sneakers that ignited a sports empire.
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Originally designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, the Cortez came to fruition in 1972 as an innovative running shoe that debuted a unique cushioning system that not only increased comfort for the wearer, but also became an iconic design detail. Today, Nike presents the Cortez '72 that replicates the original right down to the zig-zag edges, pull tab, rubber toe cap, and a minimal leather upper. The shoe is set for release on September 24th at NikeLab retailers and their online store. 


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