These Nike Cortez Are the Perfect Shade

Debuting in the summer of 1972, the Nike Cortez skyrocketed in popularity and today continues to be a favorite amongst sneakerheads.

Often thought of as synonymous with the West Coast, the Cortez hasn’t changed much since ’72 and that’s just fine. Like many Nike models, the athletic training shoe has become more popular for casual wear.

Retros are always in season but can be hard to come by. Last year saw the Cortez fused with another of Nike’s newer models, the Nike Roshe LD-1000 SP, as part of Nike’s 2014 collaboration with Fragment Design.

This year the Cortez has been hitting shelves and we peeped a pair in a shade that's very familiar to Green Label...

Offered in a variety of hues and materials, including nylon, suede, leather, and mesh, the Cortez can be worn by anyone on or off the track. But this pair outfitted in “gorge” green and white (we’re sure it’s short for "gorgeous") stood out at first glance, and fit into the larger green sneaker trend we wrote about earlier this year. With an upper outfitted with suede and nylon panels, the shoe emits a gem-like radiance but also looks as tough as a gamma-radiated giant.

The design is topped off with a fat white signature check, green and white tongue tags and heel tabs, and the signature Cortez herringbone sole.

If retro kicks are your thing, then these green Nike Cortez joints definitely need to be on your radar. We’ve don’t have the intel on where you can scoop these beauties Stateside, so for now grab a pair from Titolo or other European Nike retailers.

Images: Sneaker News

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