In a twist of modern-day luxury, Nike is set to update one of its longest-running shoe models, the Nike Cortez, with a contemporary touch of premium leather textures. This revamp comes a little over 11 months after celebrating the model’s 50th anniversary. But that’s not all – the Cortez will also be exploring a combination of denim and twill materials in the near future.
Taking inspiration from the bygone era, the low-top Nike Cortez effortlessly channels the “Dirty Denim” treatment seen on the Air Max 1 back in 2022. With an All-American aesthetic in mind, a soothing wave of light blue washes over the denim-twill midfoot section, while the leather heel counter, vamp, and quarter sport the same oceanic hue. To add a touch of neutrality, the laces, tongue, and midsole are adorned with cream accents, creating a repeating pattern. Deep navy contrasts provide clarity to the profile swooshes, heel tab, inner lining, and underfoot tread.
The highly-anticipated Nike Cortez “Blue Denim Twill” is expected to hit stores in early 2024, with a retail price of $90. While official release details are yet to be revealed, sneaker enthusiasts can feast their eyes on detailed imagery of the pair in the meantime.
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