A pioneer on the track since 1972, the Nike Cortez revolutionized the running world through the innovative thinking of track coach Bill Bowerman. His vision was simple: create a running shoe thatï¾s as comfortable as it is durable. The result not only allowed his athletes to run longer and faster, but it also changed the sport.
Building off its immediate success, the Cortez became an even bigger star within the community. Embraced for its undeniable comfort and simple, yet versatile appearance, the classic colorway moved from the pavement to the big screen in iconic fashion. Celebrating its legendary journey, the Cortez returns to reignite the passion of a running classic.
This special version of the Cortez features the smaller jewel Swoosh. Designed by Sean McConell, the Nike Jewel Swoosh first appeared on the Air Force 1 Low in 1997. Soon other Nike models followed: First, the special Nike logo was seen on the Cortez, later also on the Air Max 1. We love the little Swoosh and are very happy to welcome the Nike Jewel sneaker back in our Store.