The Cortez turns 45 this year, and Nike are celebrating with a bevy of new styles. Like the ‘Compton’ and ‘OG’, this Cortez references something special to Nike’s heritage – but singles out one person in particular. This Beautiful x Powerful release of the storied silhouette honours sprinter Elaine Thompson. Her blistering pace is noted on the aglets, which show her 100m and 200m times, and the insoles have her signature and ‘One life one chance’ mantra.
The ‘Elaine Thompson’ Nike Beautiful x Powerful Cortez will be available on June 1 from Nike online.