Brand: Nike

Model: Cortez

Key Features: The white pair features a custom Cortez graphic replacing the Swoosh, with “smile now, cry later” motifs on the back. The black welcomes a redesigned LA graphic on the side that incorporates the Swoosh, while “Los Angeles” is found in Mister Cartoon’s signature script on the back. The navy finds a Swoosh positioned over an adjusted quilt stitch pattern that is inspired by the stitching of a classic car interior.

Release Date: July 14

Price: $120 USD each

Buy: Nike+, nike.com and select retailers in the Los Angeles area

Editor’s Notes: Nike has partnered with famed artist Mister Cartoon for a new trio release of its classic Cortez. Optioned in white, black and navy, each boasts elements hand drawn and designed by the artist.

“These shoes represent what I grew up with in the streets of LA. I see the new kids embracing the Cortez because of its simplicity and classic history,” says Mister Cartoon. “I think a lot of people’s favorite is the navy-blue denim Cortez. The reason we did the diamond pattern is to represent the interiors in our lowriders.”

Each iteration then welcomes a metal emblem on the bottom lace, ultimately identifying the artist behind it, in addition to a custom woven label on the tongue depicting the 45-year anniversary of the Cortez.

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