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sacai x Nike Cortez
Image Credit: @die_sel666
sacai x Nike Cortez
Image Credit: @die_sel666
sacai x Nike Cortez
Image Credit: @die_sel666
sacai x Nike Cortez
,sacai x Nike Cortez
sacai x Nike Cortez

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News on this release was first published on April 20, 2022.

Update May 16, 2022: Another look has been shared of the upcoming sacai x Nike Cortez, via @die_sel666. Take a look at the upcoming white, blue and red pairs here and get up to speed with everything known so far below.

sacai and Nike's latest colab, a futuristic iteration of the Cortez, was first revealed in the former brand's FW22 lookbook, where we were given a fleeting look at its double-stacked detailing, technical enhancements and colour schemes. Though we've still got months to go until they drop, more images are slowly yet surely rolling out. As part of that stream of leaks, we've now gotten a closer look at the white, red and blue pair via @solebyjc.

Taking the Cortez's most iconic colour scheme and bringing it into the future, these striking sacai x Nike shoes are centred around a sharply-lined midsole with an extended slab of foam on the heel and a puck-like exposed Zoom Air unit on the forefoot – a piece of tech that's usually used on Nike Running footwear. The top half's mixture of leather and suede is much more classic Cortez, but in true sacai fashion nothing is too simple: there are two Swooshes, two heel overlays, two tongues and even a full-on second collar that rises slightly above its counterpart.

Feast your eyes on the first of this shoe's many leaks above, and keep it locked here for more information on a release date as it's made available.

If you want some behind-the-scenes information on sacai x Nike, check out our conversation with Asha Harper – a Nike designer who's worked on several of the sacai x Nike silhouettes – by clicking right here.

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