Nike continues to play mad scientist with these Frankenstein creations and new mid-cut versions of classic runners, and while some of them are palatable, others are completely off the mark. Granted, the new Cortez Chukkas are not the worst shoes we've seen come across our desk by any stretch, but come on guys, why mess with perfection? The Cortez is one of the all-time greats, and while it has gone through countless updates over the years, we don't think the mid-top silhouette really works in its favour. And no, dressing them in familiar colourways doesn't make them easier to digest. Sorry Nike, but this one is an L. We're happy for you to continue with mashing together Team Jordans and we'll even give you a pass for most of those Air Max sneakerboots, but please don't do our beloved Cortez like that!