Nike's newest Cortez isn't wearing the iconic Swoosh like it normally does. In its place is a scribble of the name 'Moore." That scribble references Kenny Moore, who trained under track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and was also his first product tester.
The scribble is an exact replica of the label Bowerman would write on Moore's custom shoes, shoes which would later serve as the architecture for the original Cortez that were built based on Moore's feedback.
The limited edition heritage Cortez celebrates 45 years of the historic sneaker and will be released as part of the Kenny Moore collection on August 25th via their SNKRS app and select retailers.