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Mister Cartoon Refashions the Nike Cortez in Three Special-Edition Colorways

The release pays homage to L.A. culture
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Nike has tapped legendary tattoo artist Mister Cartoon to create an exclusive pack centered around the Cortez silhouette, offered in a trio of colorways -- white, black and navy blue. All three feature hand drawn elements designed by Cartoon himself. The white pair replaces the traditional Swoosh with a custom Cortez graphic, with "smile now, cry later" motifs on the back. The black colorway features a large and redesigned LA graphic on the side that incorporates the Swoosh, and "Los Angeles" in Cartoon's signature script on the back. The navy blue edition carries the iconic Swoosh over an adjusted quilt stitch pattern throughout the upper, inspired by a classic car interior. An LA logo in Cartoon's signature script covers the back. Rounding out the details on all three are a metal emblem on the bottom lace and a custom woven label on the tongue marking 45-year anniversary of the Cortez.  

The Nike Cortez by Mister Cartoon launches July 14 on Nike+, and select retailers in the Los Angeles area.

Release Date: 7/14/17 (Thursday)