2017 is turning out to be a great year for fans of the Nike Cortez. Currently celebrating the model’s 45h anniversary, the Swoosh has released a handful of special renditions of the brand’s first ever running shoe. Up next? The Nike Cortez by A.L.C.
The Nike Cortez by A.L.C. came about when Nike partnered with Andrea Lieberman of A.L.C. to create three different colorways of the Nike Cortez said to be inspired by the rich palette of neutrals found in A.L.C.’s Fall 2017 collection. The tonal suede uppers of the shoes are paired up with features such as the brass lace tips, snakeskin on the heel, inspirational quotes on the foot beds and longer laces that gives you the liberty to tie around the ankles.
“The Cortez has always been my go-to shoe,” says Lieberman. “I design A.L.C. clothes with a sneaker in mind, and I think people have started to style their daily outfits with sneakers in mind, too. The Cortez shares that ‘never not hustling’ spirit that define both the Nike Cortez and A.L.C.”
All three colorways (pictured above) of the Nike Cortez by A.L.C. will be available starting August 25 exclusively at Nike x Nordstrom sneaker boutiques and Nordstrom The Grove. Starting August 28, they will also be available on Nike.com and Nike+ SNKRS in addition to Net-A-Porter, select Nordstrom stores and A.L.C.
Retail price is set at $100.