The Original Running shoe, The Nike Women’s Classic Cortez. Continuing its legacy for iconic style and comfort, the legend continues and is now available in classic colors. Features: Full grain leather upper creates a durable fit and premium look. Details: EVA wedge midsole for lightweight cushioning. Rubber outsole with herringbone pattern delivers multi-surface traction and durability. Designed by Bill Bowerman in 1972, the Cortez was built to be lighter and more weather-proof than any of its predecessors. With superior cushioning underfoot, the Cortez quickly became an icon among runners, and not long after, a streetwear staple around the globe.