Nike Cortez has a special place among the Swoosh brand’s footwear collection, being their first track shoe. When it was released in 1972, the sneaker that would go on to be a regular part of the Nike rotation gained immediate attention thanks to the wide appeal of its design, which featured a bold, oversized Swoosh on the side of the upper. The person responsible for the Cortez was none other than Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, who was keen to create a trainer that would meet the needs of runners. Today, however, the shoes are worn by people of all varieties, athletes and casual fashion fans alike. If you want to embrace the timeless style of the Nike Cortez, the JD Sports Australia selection boasts several colourways, including the classic white with different-colour highlights.