sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 Gray Sneaker Collab: release date, price

Mark: Sacai x Nike

Model: Cortez 4.0

Price: $160

To buy: the sacai online store and Nike’s SNKRS

Editor’s notes: sacai and Nike have just tipped the scales. The gray scale, that is.

Official images of sacai’s gray Nike Cortez 4.0 collaboration have arrived, courtesy of the Swoosh itself.

Looking at the photos, the sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 “Grey” is basically identical to the collab’s “OG” colorway, aside from a rather dark paint job.

Like its happier counterpart, the collaborative Cortez 4.0 “Grey” obviously gets its own dose of sacai’s signature dual haze treatment.

From the Swoosh to the spongy tongue to the sneaker’s laces, sacai tastefully replicates the once singular characteristics of the OG Cortez.

Indeed, this is not the first time that sacai has made Nike see double, not to mention the LDWaffle and VaporWaffle projects.

Essentially, the pairing design has become how sacai designer Chitose Abe dedicates her Nike collaborations, in addition to the less visible sacai branding.

The sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 collaboration blessed the sneaker world with its presence in January at the Japanese brand’s Fall/Winter 2022 presentation.

Being a huge Cortez fan, it’s satisfying to see the shoe getting some well-deserved attention. After all, he is the 50 years of the model!

First, we had Union LA’s awesome eco-friendly version of the Cortez. Now I’m thrilled that the sacai Nike Cortez 4.0 is hitting the streets. Speaking of which, do we know what happened to 2.0 and 3.0?

Although I was hoping we would have a quick delivery, the sacai x Nike Cortez 4.0 “Grey” sneakers are unfortunately waiting for the fall of the FW22 season.

The Ls are definitely pending if the upcoming drop resembles past sacai x Nike drops.

In that case, sacai’s Cortez sneakers won’t be the only ones feeling gray on release day.

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