Original Story (12/27/21): 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, with design details including a double Swoosh, double laces, double tongues, and a double-stacked midsole with visible Zoom Air on the lateral forefoot.

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: Fall/Winter 2022

Update (05/21/22): Check out in-hand pics of the sacai x Nike Cortez in both the white and grey colorways below:

Update (04/20/22): Here’s a closer look at the sacai x Nike Cortez in the OG-inspired white/red colorway, courtesy of knowing_kicks:

Update (01/23/22): sacai has revealed its Nike Cortez collab as part of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Check out the OG-inspired white/red and a dark grey colorway below:


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