The Cortez is one of the most iconic silhouettes in the Swoosh’s stable, having been reborn time and again over the last few decades, each time to more and more acclaim. This year it’s set for another fresh new remix, one that retains its classic curves while swapping out the usual nylon or leather on the upper.
Instead, the Nike Cortez Nubuck rocks — you guessed it! — nubuck, a prized construction that made quite an impression on the Cortez over a decade ago. This time out, at least two colorways of the classic will get the treatment, each layering tonal overlays onto a nubuck base, with white leather offering contrast on the heel-tab and Swoosh.
Release info is still in the offing, so stay tuned for Nike Cortez Nubuck developments in the days ahead, and take a closer look at the first two colorways below.