Nike will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cortez in 2022. We’ve already gotten a teaser of what the Swoosh has in-store with the reveal of the upcoming Union x Nike Cortez. Another major collaborator, Chitose Abe’s sacai, will also be releasing their own spin on the classic model.

The Nike Cortez launched in 1972 and was designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. It was Nike’s first track shoe, making it a significant silhouette in the company’s history. Chitose Abe’s sacai will offer its own iteration of the Cortez in 2022, likely with the double tongues, double Swooshes, double-stacked midsoles, and other design motifs seen on previous sacai x Nike footwear projects such as the Blazer and LDWaffle.

Look for the sacai x Nike Cortez to launch sometime in 2022 on SNKRS and at select retailers. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for first looks and additional info.

sacai x Nike Cortez
Release Date: 2022

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