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Kids’ Nike Cortez: A Running Classic

There are too many iconic kids’ Nike shoes to list, but the Nike Cortez for kids undoubtedly takes one of the top slots. The Cortez is originally rooted in running and has helped catapult some of the best in the sport across the finish line over the years. Designed by Nike co-founder, Bill Bowerman, who was also an elite track coach at the time, he set out to make a track shoe that could be used for distance training as well as running on the street.

Like many sneakers geared towards performance, new technology gets ushered in, taking the place of even the best shoes of the time. The great sneakers, though, get a second breath and never truly leave the stage. Their history and unique silhouettes earn a spot in streetwear, and the kids’ Nike Cortez is no exception. The re-emergence of the Cortez into pop culture was much thanks to hit film, Forrest Gump, where Forrest creates a mass following while running across the country in a pair of white, red, and blue kids’ Nike Cortez sneakers. Many sneaker staples got their following through adoptions in the hip-hop scene decades ago. The Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, along with Nike Cortez shoes are some of the prime examples being laced up in the ‘80s rap scene. The once-beloved running shoe still gets exposure from the hip-hop scene today from top artists like Kendrick Lamar, showing his love for the classic Nike silhouette.


Grab a Classic Cortez

With classic colorways, a swoosh stretching across most of the upper, and a truly unique silhouette that can be spotted instantly, Nike Cortez shoes now boast a wide range of sizing for everyone to get in on the action. Nike Cortez shoes for boys and girls come in the same classic colorways, from the white with black Nike Swoosh, to the white with red and blue accents that will never go out of style. Always keep an eye out for the best deals when the Nike Cortez is on sale with kids to adult sizing right here at Foot Locker.

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