Nike will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cortez in 2022. For the occasion, Chitose Abe’s Sacai will be releasing a few collaborative designs of the Cortez.
Originally released in 1972, the Nike Cortez was first designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. It was released at the peak of the 1972 Summer Olympics, which is why it gained rapid exponential interest by the general public.
One comes dressed in the OG color blocking, while the other sports a “Dark Grey” makeup. Both Sacai x Nike Cortez includes double-layering similar to the LDWaffle, Blazer and VaporWaffle collabs. Co-branding with visible Zoom Air in the forefoot housed in special packaging completes the design.
Sacai Nike Cortez Release Date
Look for the Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 styles to begin releasing on August 31st at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $185 USD.
Color: White/University Red-Varsity Royal
Style Code: DQ0581-100
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Color: Iron Grey/Dark Grey-White
Style Code: DQ0581-001
Release Date: December 13, 2022
UPDATE 12/6: Nike confirms the Sacai Cortez 4.0 “Iron Grey” releases December 13th for $180 USD via SNKRS.
UPDATE 8/23: Nike confirms the Sacai Cortez 4.0 OG “White/University Red” releases August 31st for $185 USD via SNKRS.
UPDATE 8/17: The Sacai x Nike Cortez in the OG “White/University Red” is set to release on August 23rd for $185 USD at select retailers such as Social Status and expected on SNKRS.
UPDATE 8/6: Check out the official photos of the Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 “Grey” below.
UPDATE 7/10: Check out the official photos of the Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 “OG” below.
UPDATE 6/6: New detailed shots of the Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 “OG” colorway.
UPDATE 5/21: In-hand look at the first two Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 colorways.
UPDATE 5/18: The Sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 collab has been revealed in a second “Grey” colorway via solebyjc.
UPDATE 5/13: Another look at the upcoming Sacai x Nike Cortez via die_sel666.
UPDATE 4/20: Detailed photos of the Sacai x Nike Cortez via Knowing Kicks.
UPDATE 4/19: A better look at the Sacai x Nike Cortez via solebyjc.
UPDATE 1/23: Here is a first look at the Sacai x Nike Cortez dressed in an OG color blocking with double-layering/stacked detailing and visible Zoom Air in the forefoot. Check out the photo below via swoosh_head23.