Nike has joined forces with Olivia Kim, VP, Creative Projects at Nordstrom, for a special NIKEiD release of the iconic Cortez. The premium pair in turn draws inspiration from Kim’s favorite navy nylon/suede Cortez from the mid-1970s.
The classic colorway here welcomes some new design aspects, including pink detailing on the midsole and retro-esque touches via the aged sole and unfinished tongue. The shoe then arrives with white, black and navy nylon and suede upper options, in addition to navy and white Swoosh options.
In speaking on the project, Olivia stated, “The Cortez is an iconic sneaker and a staple of LA style and youth culture. I’ve been wearing Nikes since I was a kid, and the Senorita Cortez from the late ’70s was the first Cortez I remember. For the 45th Anniversary of Cortez, and as a tribute to that sneaker, I wanted to reinterpret it with some original elements but flower it with a bit of 2017.”
The Nike Cortez Premium iD by Olivia Kim is set to release June 17 at Nordstrom x Nike in select Nordstrom stores, as well as June 19 on nike.com/nikeid.
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