CORTEZ BASIC LEATHER - WHITE / VARSITY RED / GAME ROYAL
Color: White / Varsity Red - Game Royal
Nike's Cortez silhouette debuted in 1972 and has been one of their most popular styles ever since. The classic Cortez Basic Leather started as a track shoe, but came to prominence as the footwear of choice on the streets of Los Angeles. This version of the Cortez with the red swoosh on the white leather upper is probably Nike's most recognizable running shoe due to its prominent appearance in the movie Forrest Gump. It features a leather upper on top of a soft EVA midsole and rubber ripple outsole, and has transcended fashion and function to become a certified sneaker staple.