It is going to be a pivotal 12 months for the Nike Cortez in 2022, when it celebrates its fiftieth Anniversary as a landmark mannequin within the firm’s huge portfolio. Designed and developed by Nike co-founders Invoice Bowerman and Phil Knight, the Cortez was initially launched as a observe shoe to coincide with the 1972 Olympics. Since then, the mannequin has developed into an off-the-cuff favourite, notably being adopted as a part of the “uniform” for Los Angeles road tradition. Not solely will Nike revisit some iconic Cortez colorways subsequent 12 months, however it’s additionally working with some noteworthy collaborators to fire up some buzz.

A kind of collaborators might be Chitose Abe’s Sacai, which has been liable for a few of Nike’s most coveted collaborations in recent times. Sources affirm with Sole Collector that Sacai x Nike Cortez collabs are on the best way, although precise colorways and design cues haven’t but been revealed. On this area, Sacai is thought for its double tongue and uncovered foam motif, which has appeared on footwear such because the LDWaffle, Blazer, and Vaporwaffle.

Moreover, Nike has Cortez initiatives with Los Angeles-based Union on the best way. A launch date for the Sacai x Cortez hasn’t been introduced, however follow us for that data, in addition to a primary have a look at the shoe(s) within the close to future.

UPDATE (01/24): After preliminary experiences final month, Sacai has formally confirmed {that a} Nike Cortez collab is on the best way as a number of fashions had been noticed sporting the shoe in its 2022 Males’s Fall and Winter lookbook. Seize an early have a look at the Sacai x Nike Cortez under as we await official launch particulars from the manufacturers.

UPDATE (07/06): An official Nike product picture of the Sacai x Nike Cortez collab has emerged courtesy of @US_11 on Twitter. There’s at the moment no launch data out there for the challenge however we’ll preserve you up to date with new developments within the coming weeks.

UPDATE (08/17): After a lot anticipation, the Sacai x Nike Cortez might lastly launch subsequent week. On the time of writing, the collab is on Social Standing’ launch calendar for an Aug. 23 launch and can retail for $185. As of now, the SNKRS launch has not but been confirmed by Nike, however verify again quickly to Sole Collector for updates.

UPDATE (08/23): After releasing at choose Nike Sportswear retailers in the present day, Nike confirms that Sacai’s Cortez collab is releasing through SNKRS on Aug. 31 for $185. Seize an in depth look under.

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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'White/Varsity Royal' DQ0581 100 Medial
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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'White/Varsity Royal' DQ0581 100 Top
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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'White/Varsity Royal' DQ0581 100 Heel
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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'White/Varsity Royal' DQ0581 100 Outsole
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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'Grey' Collab
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Sacai x Nike Cortez 'Grey' Collab
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