UPDATED COMFORT, VINTAGE APPEAL.The Nike Cortez 72 Women's Shoe brings back the classic running silhouette for everyday comfort with premium leather and a stacked sole for updated cushioning. Vintage-inspired details—a textured toe bumper, sawtooth edging and heel tab—evoke the original.BenefitsPremium full-grain leather upper for durabilityEVA foam midsole for cushioned comfortRubber outsole with herringbone pattern for tractionCortez OriginsThe Nike Cortez was Bill Bowerman's first masterpiece, built to be lighter and more weatherproof than any other shoe. In 1972, it put unprecedented cushioning under the fastest feet in the running world and quickly became the most popular training shoe in the USA. It was an unmistakable icon—a walking billboard that told your story and declared your affiliation—and came to thrive with fierce style on the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, no shoe has expanded the definition of a running shoe quite like the Nike Cortez.