This month, with more than a little help from Ms. Hadid, NxN celebrates an urban icon's 45th anniversary.
Back in 1972, Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman designed the Cortez for track events and distance racing, and the whole world watched as runners dashed and endured in them during that summer's Olympic Games. As top athletes went for the gold, style fans everywhere went for the sneaker's original red, white and blue colorway.
While the Cortez has never disappeared from the cultural landscape, it's also never felt more obsession-worthy. With hot hue updates and fresh textures (hello, velvet!), it's a total classic and a brand-new statement maker that plays nicely with minis and maxis, bra tops and bomber jackets.
So check out Bella's sport-chic swagger in this editorial, and then decide how you want to make Cortez your own.
What's a little '90s fly girl with a streetwear lean? The 2017 Cortez vibe, that's what. Get into two looks that'll have you feeling those pretty/sporty vibes all season long.
Start with a Classic Cortez, then add some flounce and a gym-to-bar crop top.
Cap it all off with oversized denim and a beanie pulled high to nip that post-sunset chill.
O.K.'s limited-edition Cortez (available in selected stores only) meets pearly overalls and retro-right tube socks.
Add Nike Lab's next-level fleece hoodie and a mini bag—because you can be fancy and functional.