Nike Cortez Release Dates

The Nike Cortez is an iconic sneaker that first debuted in 1972. Designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, it quickly became a favorite among athletes and fashion enthusiasts alike. With its clean and timeless design, the Cortez remains a symbol of sport and style, making it a classic choice for sneaker enthusiasts around the world.

Introduced in 1972, the Nike Cortez was designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and was initially unveiled as a running shoe for the Munich Olympics. The Cortez was Nike's first track shoe to feature a full-length midsole for improved comfort and stability, marking a significant step forward in athletic shoe design.

The shoe's sharp lines, bold swoosh, and striking colorways — especially the classic white, red, and blue — have made the Cortez a staple in the fashion world. It's been famously sported by Hollywood icons, notably by Farrah Fawcett in the television show Charlie's Angels and by Tom Hanks in the film Forrest Gump, giving it a cultural resonance that extends far beyond its athletic origins.

The Nike Cortez remains a testament to Nike's design prowess, demonstrating the brand's ability to create footwear that balances performance, style, and cultural relevance. It continues to be a timeless classic that crosses generational and cultural boundaries.

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Nike Cortez Forrest Gump (2024)
May 1, 2024

Nike Cortez Forrest Gump (2024)

$110 FZ1347-100

Nike Cortez Vintage Black Sail (W)
2024

Nike Cortez Vintage Black Sail (W)

$100 FJ2530-001

Nike Cortez Light Orewood Brown Light Armory Blue
2024

Nike Cortez Light Orewood Brown Light Armory Blue

$90 DZ2795-100

Nike Cortez Nylon Bleached Aqua Vivid Sulfur
2024

Nike Cortez Nylon Bleached Aqua Vivid Sulfur

$100 HF0118-300

Nike Cortez Vintage Chlorophyll (W)
2024

Nike Cortez Vintage Chlorophyll (W)

$100 FJ2530-300

Nike Cortez White Green
March 20, 2024

Nike Cortez White Green

$90 DM4044-104

Nike Cortez Light Armory Blue Dark Obsidian
February 2024

Nike Cortez Light Armory Blue Dark Obsidian

$110 HF0100-400

Nike Cortez SE Valentine’s Day (W)
February 2024

Nike Cortez SE Valentine’s Day (W)

$100 FZ5167-133

Nike Cortez Vintage Muslin Viotech (W)
January 18, 2024

Nike Cortez Vintage Muslin Viotech (W)

$100 FJ2530-100

Nike Cortez Miami Dolphins
January 5, 2024

Nike Cortez Miami Dolphins

$90 DM4044-103

Nike Cortez Doernbecher Sydney Little (2023)
December 2, 2023

Nike Cortez Doernbecher Sydney Little (2023)

$90 FZ3020-919

Nike Cortez Black Sail (W)
November 8, 2023

Nike Cortez Black Sail (W)

$110 FB6877-001

Nike Cortez Fir (W)
October 24, 2023

Nike Cortez Fir (W)

$90 DZ2795-300

Nike Cortez World Make (W)
September 15, 2023

Nike Cortez World Make (W)

$110 FN7665-838

Nike Cortez Bruce Lee
August 25, 2023

Nike Cortez Bruce Lee

$90 DZ2795-700

Nike Cortez SNKRS Day Korea (2023)
August 8, 2023

Nike Cortez SNKRS Day Korea (2023)

Price TBD FD0398-133

Nike Cortez Nylon Black White (W)
August 4, 2023

Nike Cortez Nylon Black White (W)

$100 DZ2795-001

Nike Cortez White Cedar (W)
August 1, 2023

Nike Cortez White Cedar (W)

$100 DN1791-103

Nike Cortez Nylon Midnight Navy White (W)
July 28, 2023

Nike Cortez Nylon Midnight Navy White (W)

$100 DZ2795-400

Nike Cortez All Petals United (W)
July 27, 2023

Nike Cortez All Petals United (W)

$110 FQ0259-110

Nike Cortez Premium Triple Black (W)
May 19, 2023

Nike Cortez Premium Triple Black (W)

$100 FJ5465-010

Nike Cortez Midnight Navy
May 18, 2023

Nike Cortez Midnight Navy

$85 DM4044-400

Nike Cortez Sail Gorge Green (W)
May 3, 2023

Nike Cortez Sail Gorge Green (W)

$85 DN1791-101

Nike Cortez SP CLOT Forrest Gump
April 14, 2023

Nike Cortez SP CLOT Forrest Gump

$150 DZ3239-100

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