Nike Cortez Ripple
  • Nike Cortez Ripple


    Most people will remember the Taiwan Air Force 1 that used this fade gradient swoosh, but this Cortez from 2001 came out at the same time (Note: JD AF1 came out in ‘02. A post will follow soon on those). There was a phase when Nike released this emphasised ripple soles on Cortez and in some places it actually did well as an alternative to the original. The “Cortez 72” and tongue detailing with the jewel swoosh and ribbing around it was new too, but that all comes secondary when you look and feel the buttery leather that’s used. The Swoosh, the leather, the ripple sole, this is an excellent version of the Cortez. ⠀


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