Nike Cortez Basic
The Nike Cortez Basic Leather is the original Nike running shoe perfected by an innovative, ultra-soft cushioning system.
The Nike Cortez is the first track shoe released by Nike in 1972, and is therefore thought to be a significant aspect to the success of the company. The Nike Cortez was first designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, an Olympic-class track coach, who felt that athletes needed a comfortable and durable running shoe designed for distance training and road running. The Cortez was released at the peak of the 1972 Summer Olympics, which is why it gained rapid exponential interest by the general public.
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Design and Features
Over the past 20 years, the Nike Cortez has been redesigned numerous times. Early on, the shoe set the standard for running shoes. Co-founder and Olympic-class track trainer Bill Bowerman was set on designing a running shoe that provided both comfort and durability. The foam is measured to be generously placed in more significant parts of the shoe with intentions of offering comfort, absorbing road shock and proving other health benefits. The combination of these two soles reduces leg fatigue, raises the heel of the shoe to reduce Achilles tendon strains and provides maximum comfort. One of the world’s leading marathoners described the Nike Cortez as “the most comfortable shoe ever.”
The shoe is given a simple outer design that consists of the Nike Swoosh symbol across the sides of the shoe and a streak across the lower portion of the outer sole. Leather was the first material used to construct the shoe, however, Bowerman soon realized that he could reduce the weight of the shoe if he changed the material of the shoe’s upper to nylon and suede. In 2009, a new design of the Nike Cortez – the Cortez Fly Motion – was released. The Cortez Fly Motion instituted flywire: a lightweight thread made of Vectran placed in the upper of the shoe, which further reduced the weight of the shoe.
The weight of the Nike Cortez depends on the size of the shoe. The leather design weighs in at 13.4 oz or 380 g, while the nylon and suede editions weight about 10.2 oz or 290 g.
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