Few styles have endured quite like the Nike Cortez. This running shoe has been a favorite for over forty years and will continue to be spotted on tracks and practice fields around the world. Not only is the Cortez the first shoe to carry the Nike name, it is also one of the first sneakers designed specifically for runners. The smooth leather upper is lightweight and dries quickly which is ideal for a variety of track events. Nike Cortez Basic Leather ‘06 features a full length, dual-density midsole designed for ideal comfort and shock absorption. This running shoe was the first in history to have a waffle outsole, therefore making this sneaker innovative and would pioneer athletic shoe design for decades to come.