Designed by legendary running coach Bill Bowerman, the Nike Cortez stepped off the track and into popular culture via a slew of influential make-ups. This year the shoe turns 45, and the Swoosh are releasing this XLV collection to celebrate some key moments from its past. This drop is comprised of three styles which alternatively see the Cortez take a trip back to Oregon, revisit a colourway immortalised in cinema and pay respect to the Compton residents who adopted it as a regional uniform. Each represents fresh takes on beloved designs in a fitting testament to the legacy of the storied shoe.
The Nike Cortez XLV Collection is available now from Hype DC.