The Nike Classic Cortez Leather is a casual sneaker elevated with premium material. The predominantly white shoe maintains the classic Cortez look, which is accented with serrated trim around the eyestay panel, an opposing fat belly Swoosh, and Nike branding in black. On the bottom, the style comes complete with a grooved white and black outsole. The Nike Classic Cortez Leather is Nike's original running shoe, designed by Bill Bowerman. Its style has remained relevant since 1972.