Nike's first sneaker, the Nike Cortez is one of the brand's most iconic sneakers. Like most Sneakers of the brand Swoosh, it is a sneaker designed for athletes before being rejected for a more urban and daily model. Today, it's a classic. The Nike Cortez became trendy when we first saw it on the famous movie Forrest Gump. Let’s go back to the beginning. In 1971, Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, the two founders of Nike, stopped the partnership with Onisuka Tiger (now known as ASICS). They created in the stride this logo "Swoosh" sort of comma returned. The goal was clearly to sell sneakers under their own brand. Through his trade, sports coach, Bill Bowerman will create a model that will equip American athletes at the Olympics in Munich. The shoe is equipped with a rubber outsole (which will inspire the Waffle) and a nylon upper. This will give the shoe an unparalleled lightness. The Cortez will contribute to the excellent performance of the Olympic Games by Steve Prefontaine, who was coached by ... Bill Bowerman. 21-year-old Steve Prefontaine won the 5,000-meter event by putting the Cortez. This will offer an advertisement for this young pair of shoes. In addition to offering better grip, the Cortez was very comfortable thanks to an intermediate shock-absorbing midsole; Sole that always equips the current models.
The Cortez wrote the history.