Nike celebrates the 45th anniversary of their iconic Cortez with their latest campaign starring supermodel Bella Hadid. The Nike Cortez, officially released in 1972, has propelled champion runners, graced silver screens and become a staple of west coast hip-hop street style. The first true women’s version of the shoe, the Senorita Cortez, hit market in 1974 and throughout the ’70s, enjoyed status as Nike’s best-selling shoe.
In 1977, Nike Cortez hit living rooms across the United States via the small screen, helping to solidify icon status among women across the U.S. and beyond.
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