Zappos (@zappos)

July 2019

Talk about a style comeback! Here’s a little Cortez history for all of you sneaker buffs: In the mid 1960s, Bill Bowerman, a former Olympic track coach (and eventual co-founder of Nike ), noticed a gap in the long-distance-training shoe market and created a sleek new runner. It went by many names—the Mexico, the Corsair—but was, at heart, the shoe we’ve come to know and ❤️ as the Cortez! Since making their official Nike debut in 1972, these sneaks have claimed major stake in the sneaker game, even co-starring in silver-screen cult faves The Karate Kid and Forest Gump. And now here they are in a beyond-bright color pack just in time for summer.

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