Nike's original running shoe, first released in 1972 and designed by famed Oregon track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, has held a firm position in the sneaker zeitgeist since it hit shelves. From Prefontaine to Kendrick Lamar, it's never gone out of style and it won't be trending in that direction anytime soon. Part of the Cortez's mystique and heritage is its appearance in Robert Zemeckis' 1994 film "Forrest Gump." Tom Hanks, as Forrest, loves to run, and following Jenny's rejection of his marriage proposal, he sets off on multiple cross-country jogs in this very colorway of the Cortez over the course of three and half years, himself becoming famous and growing a wicked hipster beard in the process. With an upper made of leather and synthetic leather for added durability and sporting a colorway inspired by Old Glory, this pair is perfect for impending Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations.
The Nike Classic Cortez "Forrest Gump" is available at the shop or via phone order. Give us a shout at 212-787-8595 or pop in and see us at 147 W 72nd ST on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.