Designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, the Nike Cortez has been continuously produced since it debuted in 1972. This iconic running sneaker features a leather or nylon upper, EVA midsole, and solid rubber outsole with a classic herringbone pattern. Nike also released a feminine version of the Nike Cortez called the Senorita Cortez.
Overall Rating for Nike Cortez Basic Nylon '06
Rasheem, Miami, Fl
"Great shoe - I wear these shoes primarily to play indoor volleyball. I have flat feet and weak ankles. Over the years, I've managed to break my right ankle 3 times and my left 2. Needless to say, that's a bit of a concern with any shoe I purchase. Prior to finding these shoes, I have worn a variety of mids along with active ankle braces on both feet. With these, I no longer need them. I've landed on other people's feet in such a way that in the past I would have at the very least rolled my ankle. Even without the active ankle supports, I've had no injuries at all and feel 100% safe. Excellent comfort, even better support. Great shoe."