02 Sep '15, 11pm

Nike is bringing back a forgotten piece of sneaker history:

Nike is bringing back a forgotten piece of sneaker history:

The Cortez was a hit for Onitsuka Tiger, and soon shifted to become one of the first Nike sneakers to hit the market as Blue Ribbon Sports transitioned to become its own company. Moore, who put in some ten thousand hours in the ‘60s wear-testing various versions of the shoe, says that the model was pivotal in that it, “made BRS a viable company.” Somewhere along the line BRS started producing its own Cortez. Onitsuka Tiger didn’t even know that Bowerman had wrestled back his design until a rep visiting a BRS warehouse stumbled across the sneakers, as recalled by Moore in

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