Devised from the American trainer Bill Bowerman on the occasion of the 1972 Olympic Games, the Nike Cortez were created as premium running sneakers, designed to provide support and breathability also during long-lasting races. We defy anyone not to have ever had a pair of these gym kicks: whether it was the one you used to play football or the model to go to school, there are no doubts on the fact that these beauties turned from sporty to casual shoes, becoming perfect for the free time. As the time flows, the simple and minimal figure combined with clean colors has transformed this small masterpiece into lifestyle sneakers, comfortable and stylish to the point to match well both with sleek pants and with jeans and a T-shirt. Made immortal by the Forrest Gump movie, where the Nike logo, the Swoosh, hold the stage, these sporty shoes are among the most iconic and appreciated Nike sneakers you can find on Graffitishop, and they have stood the test of time keeping intact the unmistakable figure of easy-to-wear trainers. The upper is made up of leather or nylon, with the classic herringbone-like sole that increases adherence and an EVA midsole that improves cushioning; bold colors and sharp contrasts, definitely a must-have kick in your arsenal. Do not hesitate, put on your Cortez and start running!