The Nike Classic Cortez “White/Varsity Red” is a timeless performance running silhouette that displays a USA themed color block. Created by legendary University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, the Cortez was one of Nike’s inaugural performance models built to suit the needs of runners. It retains a classic appearance decades after its original release. The upper features a crisp white leather base with subtle stitching along each panel. A tonal leather panel is layered over the toe. Varsity Red leather Swoosh detailing can be found on either side of the shoe. The bold red hue also dots the heel tab where white “Nike” branding is written in classic form. This Nike Classic Cortez is given a white EVA foam midsole with blue accenting. The ridged outsole assists in providing top-line traction for athletic or casual wear.