The Nike Classic Cortez KM QS Men's Shoe brings back the famous, old-school runner for everyday wear with an updated construction for a premium look.
ABOUT THE NIKE CLASSIC CORTEZ KM QS
One of Bill Bowerman's finest collegiate long-distance runners, Kenny Moore, and his storied beginnings led to the invention of the Nike Cortez. From prototyping in Oregon, to helping him set the American Marathon Record, the Cortez has become synonymous with running innovation and the greatness it inspires. Now, 45 years later, the silhouette undergoes luxe reconstruction to honour Moore's trajectory.
CORTEZ ORIGINSThe 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 USA. 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.