A.L.C. x Nike Collab

The Cortez is undoubtedly a classic style for the conglomerate that is Nike Sportswear. From the days of Farrah Fawcett to their 45th anniversary campaign starring Bella Hadid, the Cortez has always had a fashion-forward edge to it, and now, after taking a walk down the A.L.C. runway show, a full design partnership emerged as the two join forces, merging high-fashion with sneakers, to present Cortez by A.L.C.

In addition to the original collection (which featured three styles; Oil Grey, Light Orewood Brown, and Terra Blush), it now features the Midnight Spruce color way, which was originally a friends and family only edition, is an ode to the modern woman on the go and the many dimensions that make up who she is. Forever inspired by her ambition & style, Nike and A.L.C. celebrate all the women who inspire the past, present and future.

“From the Nike LA team to the Portland team to the ALC team, it was a room full of women running the show and we all wanted the Cortez by A.L.C. to speak to the needs of our lifestyle. Using the Cortez is more than just a stylistic choice—it represents a mindset. I believe that confidence, style, and comfort are not mutually exclusive. We are real women running our lives our way and that is what this collaboration represents.”


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