The Nike Cortez “Be True” Arrives July 12th
With next month marking the 2022 Pride celebrations, it’s perfect timing for this Nike Cortez “Be True” to appear. Over the past two years, Nike’s Pride efforts were noticeably shrunk down due to COVID, so we’re expecting Nike to load up in 2022, with efforts like the Nike Dunk Low and this Cortez expected to carry the campaign forward.
Like the aforementioned Dunk, this Cortez looks to a simple white build, with minimal focus on the oft-colorful hues associated with the festival. They’re still here, though, with multiple profile Swooshes embroidered on the to sides in a slew of rainbow colors. The midsole wedge and insoles do a more profound job at representing Gilbert Baker’s Pride Flag, but with tongue and lace colors, one would suggest that the pair leans closer towards Daniel Quasar’s “Progress” flag.
The pair’s shape takes on a more nostalgic feel, with heritage materials of nylon and suede anchoring the pair back to its 1972 roots
Though a release date did not accompany the official image set below, you should expect to see pairs of the Nike Cortez “Be True” hit select retailers in the coming weeks, if not days. So while we await further details, grab a quick look at the pair here below and be sure to keep our eyes glued to our official Twitter account for updates.
Update 06.10.22 // Nike US has confirmed a release date for the Nike Cortez “Be True” for July 12. If you’re planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated Nike Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.
Nike Cortez “Be True”
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Style Code: DR5491-100
Where to Buy:
Nike.com @ 10 am ET