NIKEiD has partnered with Olivia Kim (VP, Creative Projects at Nordstrom) on a tribute to Kim’s favorite pair of navy nylon/suede Cortez from the mid-‘70s. In addition to bringing back the colorway, Kim has added hints of baby pink on the midsole and details that give the sneaker a “retro” feel: an off-white label, an aged sole and an unfinished tongue. The shoe comes in white, black and navy nylon and suede upper options, and navy and white swoosh options.
“The Cortez is an iconic sneaker and a staple of LA style and youth culture,” says Kim. “I’ve been wearing Nikes since I was a kid, and the Senorita Cortez from the late ’70s was the first Cortez I remember. For the 45th Anniversary of Cortez, and as a tribute to that sneaker, I wanted to reinterpret it with some original elements but flower it with a bit of 2017.”