This latest release from Nike incorportes the brand’s heritage in running with the latest technologies creating a updated hybrid silhouette. Founded in the 1960s by Phil Knight and legendary Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, the running-centric Blue Ribbon Sports would go onto become Nike in the early 70s. The Nike Cortez was first designed by legendary Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, with insights directly from his long-distance running pupils. For 2015 Nike have reconstructed the Cortez NM SP with a Roshe One natural motion outsole for an updated take on a lifestyle legend.
True to form the silhouette features a full leather upper (coming in two original Cortez colourways) with a vintage treated tongue and leather heel tab details. The insole features classic Blue Ribbon Sports insignia; a nod to the Swoosh’s humble origins and the Cortez’s storied history.