- Nylon upper with suede overlays for durability and comfort
- Foam sole for lightweight cushioning
- Rubber outsole with herringbone pattern for traction
The Nike Cortez Basic Nylon Men's Shoe is an updated version of Bill Bowerman's 1972 running classic. It features a heel that's slightly wider and higher than the original, plus a lace dubrae and modified design lines. This version features a nylon upper with suede overlays for a lightweight feel and throwback style.