31 Aug '15, 6pm

.@NikeRunning is re-releasing the 1972 Cortez in September:

.@NikeRunning is re-releasing the 1972 Cortez in September:

Look around at people in the mall, a ball game, on the street, or in school. The majority of shoes on the feet of young and old are some sort of running shoe. That wasn’t always the case. “Prior to 1972, nobody was wearing running shoes casually,” says Nike DNA historian Rick Lower. The shoe that changed the world was the Nike Cortez, a revolutionary design that incorporated a full-length cushioned midsole, a heel-toe drop that mimicked the “normal” dress shoes of the day, and a padded, comfortable upper. Nike cofounder and legendary coach Bill Bowerman designed the shoe to accommodate the growing number of road runners who needed more protection than offered by the leather- or hard-rubber-soled running shoes then available.

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