Nike to Release Alternate-Branded Nike Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack
Thank god they stuck with the Swoosh, though.
Paying homage to the history of the Swoosh, Nike will be releasing a special three-piece pack of alternate-branded Nike Cortezes, dubbed “Shoe Dog”, inspired by the memoirs of Nike co-founder Phil Knight. It was he and Bill Bowerman who decided on the Nike name change back in the early 70s, but it could have been one of two other options shortlisted by the founders. “Dimension Six” and “Peregrine Falcon” were names also earmarked by the Beavertown boys before they officially released their game-changing Cortez.
This upcoming Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack takes all three names, and incorporate them on could-have-been releases, utilizing the alternate logos on the lateral in it’s OG red and blue colors. One features Carolyn Davidson’s original slim Swoosh, while the other two sports the Peregrine Falcon and Dimension Six logos that represents two other names considered by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman. Each pair features an ultra-slim down build that nods to the original OnitsukaTiger-ripped Cortez design.
Take in a first look at the Nike Cortez “Shoe Dog” Pack below, which is slated for a release this July 2019 at select retailers and Nike.com for $120 a pop.
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Shoe Dog x Nike Cortez Pack
Color: White/Varsity Red-Game Royal
Release Date: July 2019