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The Original: The Nike Cortez

Nike Cortez shoes are steeped in history. They were created in 1972 by Nike co-founders Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as one of the brand’s first shoes. At the time, it broke barriers by having a thick foam midsole, which gave it more cushioning than the running shoes of the time. Released as a long-distance training shoe, it has since become a big-time style staple due to its simple design and low-profile look. Though designed as a running shoe, it's now a staple of culture. They were worn by Forrest Gump in the 1994 classic movie, and they also had a bit of a bad boy rep back in the day. Whether the Cortez is worn by rappers or athletes, actors or models, this is a shoe that always packs a punch. The best shoes are ones that are versatile, and the Cortez is certainly that, with top-notch comfort and a retro design that goes with everything. It’s one of Nike’s most iconic offerings, and it’ll look great mixed and matched with your wardrobe.