Nike Cortez is Fashion’s Latest “It” Sneaker

Photo: Crystalin Marie For the last year, Adidas’ Stan Smith sneakers have been an inescapable fashion trend worn by bloggers and street style stars, then copied by big luxury brands like Isabel Marant and Saint Laurent. While the retro sneaker trend shows no signs of slowing down, there’s another classic that might just knock Stan Smiths off of their fashion pedestal: the Nike Cortez. Originally designed in 1972 by Nike founder Bill Bowerman, the Cortez is credited as being one of the first long-distance running shoes—it was built to go 100-plus miles…

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