A familiar favorite is reborn in the Nike BRSB. Almost every detail, from the color blocking to the sawtooth pattern on the sole, was inspired by the original Nike Cortez. But, because this shoe is built for skate, we added extras where they're needed—like the rubber from the sole that wraps up and over the heel and toe for durability. It also wraps the sides, adding an extra layer to high-use areas, like the ollie zone.
Synthetic leather on the toe and canvas on the midfoot puts durability and breathability where you need them the most.
Foam midsole cushions every step.
Vulcanized construction fuses the sole to the upper for a flexible, broken-in feel.
The Nike Cortez was designed in 1972 by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman to be lighter and more comfortable than any other. It quickly became the most popular running shoe in the country and has transformed into an unmistakable icon, woven into pop culture history.