UPDATE: BANG BANG! You know we had to get around these fam. Lucky for us we managed to get our sneaky paws on a pair of these before they hit the shelves, and boy they do not disappoint. The pairing of neoprene and suede is, how you say, BUTTER BABY! Neoprene tongues, leather lining, phylon midsole and that illusive junior forefoot Swoosh = Shutdown! For someone that has been a fan of the Cortez for many, many years, it is safe to say we are gonna need a second pair as these as these going to be gloriously rocked until the soles fall off! Check them dropping today at spots including Supply Store.
Hold the phone! Stop the press! Close the gate! Anxiously anticipating the break of the weekend, this little foot-wonder from NikeLAB has sent us into an absolute frenzy on a Friday afternoon – and the beers haven't even been opened yet! Dubbed the Cortez 'Big Tooth' by the lads at the Swoosh, honestly we don't even care what it is called – these things are freakin' gorgeous! Full neoprene uppers. Leather sockliner. Itsy-bitsy Swoosh down front – SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY NOW, NIKE!! Good luck to all the cats trying to cop when these hit NikeLab on July 9, mark our words we're going to be flexin' on every plug under the sun for the instant double cop! Real talk.
PS. For those truly interested, the 'Big Tooth' name is derived from the contemporary outsole – an enlarged, proportionally scaled version of the original herringbone pattern which made the Nike Cortez a 1972 icon.
- Originally published July 3, 2015.