UPDATE: UNFTD and Nike straight bodied this joint. Every single inch of this Cortez screams Los Angeles, from the aysmetical Check colouring, to the style of sneaker chosen, and right down to the billboard sized call out on the heel. What butter is to bread, the Cortez is to LA. If your a sneakerhead residing in the sunny lands of California, you best be on that double-cop ASAP. If you're a mad Cortez fan like us, the same rules apply. Kith NYC still got the stocks, hit them up quick smart.
Delivering a bit of hometown love, Undefeated have paid tribute to the City of Angeles with their latest NikeLab collaboration. Utilising the humble Cortez in clean-cut black and white as a base, the UNDFTD crew have chosen to craft a shoe that is all about the details. From the 'LA' heel tabs, to the custom lace jewels and inner soles, to the lone coloured Swoosh on the medial side of the left shoe – in Dodgers blue no less, gotta support the home team – you have to look closer to see what's truly special about these. Available November 5th at NikeLab accounts worldwide.
- Originally published on November 5, 2015.