sacai Nike Cortez 2022 Release Info + Photos

Long before the LDWaffle – which effectively shaped sneaker culture’s impression of Chitose Abe’s work – sacai released an Air Max 90 and a Dunk High, both of which were much simpler than anything they’ve ever had. recently published. And while long forgotten, both models show a side of the label we haven’t seen in a long time, the one that’s rearing its ugly head with their next go-to silhouette: the Cortez.

Unlike sacai’s Waffle-soled classic and later VaporWaffle, this pair isn’t akin to one of Frankenstein’s monsters. Rather, the model is much simpler, building on the classic Cortez design. Even the colorway nods to Bill Bowerman’s creation, opting for white leathers and red and blue accents. It is then that Chitose Abe applies his touch: the Swooshes are doubled (one superimposed, the other printed); the sole is futuristic, stacked and improved with additional cushioning; and the shoe itself appears to be made up of not one but two uppers.

For a closer look at the sacai x Nike Cortez, check out the leaked images below. Currently, no firm release date has been announced, but we’ll likely see them before the end of 2022.

Meanwhile, Pharrell recently unveiled their latest adidas offering: the Hu NMD S1 RYAT.

Pictures: @knowing_kicks

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