Chitose Abe will look to expand her partnership with the Swoosh in the new year, with a collaborative sacai x Nike Cortez collection coming in 2022, industry sources tell HOUSE OF HEAT.
The first track shoe released by Nike under their Swoosh banner, 1972’s Cortez has often been attributed to the brand’s initial success. The shoe was introduced to the general public at the peak of the 1972 Summer Olympics. The demand for the shoe grew exponentially nearly immediately after the public noticed that the Nike Cortez was being used by U.S. Olympic athletes. In the years proceeding, it went from an iconic runner to popular culture icon, to the streets of LA — and it never once lost its initial charm. For 2022, sacai will bring their signature double-stacking, with spliced sole units, dual overlays, double tongues, and more.
The collaboration is but one of a handful of special-edition releases for the iconic design’s 50th anniversary next year, with OG re-ups and collaborations from Union already confirmed.Update 01.23.22 A very first look at the sacai x Nike Cortez has landed, showcasing the expected signature spliced/stacked detailing in an OG-inspired colorway _ the biggest surprise? Visible oom Air stacked into the forefoot.Update 05.19.22 A new colorway of the sacai x Nike Cortez has appeared in grey, again courtesy of @solebyjc. Take a look for yourself here below, and expect to learn and see more of this release over the coming months. As always, keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.Update 07.10.22 Official images for the sacai x Nike Cortez have landed in the design’s OG-inspired white colorway. Ahead of it’s release on August 31st.Update 08.06.22 Official images of the greyscale sacai x Nike Cortez have landed. A release date for this colorway has not yet been set.Update 12.08.22 Nike UShas confirmed a release of the sacai x Nike Cortez “Iron Grey” for December 13. Pairs will arrive right here on SNKRS from 10 am ET. If you are 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.
sacai x Nike Cortez
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Style Code: DQ0581-100
Color: White/University Red-Light Cream
sacai x Nike Cortez
Release Date: December 13, 2022
Style Code: DQ0581-001
Color: Iron Grey