The Nikelab Roshe One Cortez
White/Game Royal/Varsity Red of Men's Nike Shoe
features details that celebrate Nike's Blue Ribbon roots and a design that combines the iconic lines of the original Nike Cortez running shoe
with modern Nike Roshe One
cushioning for superb comfort and contemporary style.
A MODERN CLASSIC
Combination nylon and suede upper for premium comfort
Raw edges on foam tongue for a deconstructed look
Flexible outsole with Waffle pattern for traction
Ortholite ® sockliner for premium comfort
Full-length foam midsole for lightweight cushioning
Leather heel tab
Rubber toe bumper
Inspired by the practice of meditation and the concept of Zen, the Nike Roshe Run epitomizes simplicity. It has no embellishments, just basic shoe necessities brought to life with every detail. Almost every part of the shoe reflects an aspect of a tranquil Zen garden: a modified Waffle outsole made to look like stepping stones, an insole that mirrors a raked rock garden, and slightly different midsole side lengths— a juxtaposition of seriousness and playfulness.
The Nike Cortez was Bill Bowerman's first masterpiece, built to be lighter and more weatherproof than any other shoe. In 1972, it put unprecedented cushioning under the fastest feet in the running world and quickly became the most popular training shoe in the country. It was an unmistakable icon—a walking billboard that told your story and declared your affiliation—and came to thrive with fierce style on the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, no shoe has expanded the definition of a running shoe quite like the Nike Cortez.
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