How celebrities wear Nike Cortez sneakers so differently
In 1977, a series of images went viral: Farrah Fawcett slide on a skateboard, her flowing blonde headdress frozen in motion around her. At his feet were a pair of kicks as iconic as the muse herself – the Nike Classic Cortez shoe. From there, the blue-soled, red-comma sneaker became a total staple in every fashion girl’s closet – and its popularity hasn’t waned since. Decades later, celebrities are always wear Nike Cortez for all occasions, whether it’s a high fashion function or an afternoon walk with their dog. The universality of the shoe has been proven and its prevalence is not about to slow down in 2022 or any time soon.
As for those who own a pair of colorful sneakers (Emily Ratajkowski, Martha Hunt, and others in modeling), each has shown them a certain loyalty. At the London premiere of charlie’s angels in 2019, for example, Kristen Stewart went so far as to slip on her stiletto heels on the red carpet and slip into her black and white Cortez sneakers in one fell swoop. Likewise, Kaia Gerber took hers to Paris Fashion Week in September 2017 and used them to complement several of her street style looks throughout the week. Then, of course, Bella Hadid recreated the Fawcett movie. iconic campaign the same year – a move that practically cemented his forever love of the shoe.
Keep scrolling to see how six stylish A-listers added their own flair to the retro, upcoming sneaker.
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Blue jeans and trendy coat
In September 2018, Emma Roberts stepped out in Los Angeles wearing an eye-catching late-summer outfit. She wore a floral print trench coat with a white top and blue jeans. At his feet was a pair of camel-colored Cortez sneakers. The style was born from Nike’s collaboration with tennis star Maria Sharapova.
Checked dress and leather jacket
Stewart has proven that casual sneakers are even suitable for high fashion dresses. She teamed her strapless tartan dress by Thom Brown with a pair of black swoosh Nike Cortez sneakers, completing the look with a black leather jacket lined with sheepskin.
Leather coat and pants
Ratajkowski’s dog-walking style marries his original Cortez with the Gen Z-approved fur coat trend, which Kourtney Kardashian also co-signed. True to her fashion tastes, the model paired The Row’s loose pants with a cropped white t-shirt for a peek-a-boo effect across the stomach.
Ribbed top and slip-on skirt
For a seductive and feminine look, model Martha Hunt opted for a ribbed top trimmed in lettuce and a burgundy slip-on skirt. Its bleached Cortez is a great option for those looking for an ultimate shoe that goes with everything. Make sure to wear yours with a tone sync handbag.
Newsboy cap and printed sweater dress
Gerber chose to pair her sneakers with an oversized sweater dress and newsboy cap, which Katie Holmes totally agrees with. Go for a punchy blue or red sweater like Gerber’s, to match the colors of the shoes, then complete your look with a sleek black handbag.
White crop top and jogging pants
Fans of the monochrome trend will love Hadid’s Cortez look – a cropped white t-shirt with matching sweatpants. The model chose the same all-white sneakers as Hunt, extending their versatility with winter and summer whites.
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