Nike Cortez Nylon Premium Compton: A Closer Look


nike cortez nylon premium compton

The NIKE CORTEZ NYLON PREMIUM COMPTON pays homage to one of the most celebrated cities in hip hop…

The first masterpiece from the veteran track and field coach turn Nike innovator Bill Bowerman, the Cortez was a pioneering addition to the footwear world when it first landed in 1972. Making waves as one of the lightest and weatherproof running models of its time, it’s comfort-packed cushioning propelled it into the higher echelons of performance silhouettes.

Progressing from the track to the streets with inimitable style and ease, the model soon mirrored its success in the lifestyle market, becoming a poster shoe for various cultures, predominantly the Latin and hip-hop communities. A staple on the streets of Los Angeles, the model pays homage to Compton this month with a limited edition that gives props to the city and it’s hip-hop steeped roots. Employing a basic black and white nylon colourway that is synonymous with the Cortez, the smooth nylon uppers take shape across the low-cut shoe, emblazoned with the trademark oversized Swoosh. Compton gets a shout out to the heel with the city’s initials embroidered in gold, with additional branding hits found on the lace tab and tongue.

So whether you’re looking to represent your hood or just want to get your hands on a supreme slice of hip-hop heritage, then check out the exclusive shots below for a closer look…



nike cortez nylon premium compton

nike cortez nylon premium compton

nike cortez nylon premium compton

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