Run Like Forrest: Nike is Bringing Back their Classic Cortez Running Shoe

Sneaker fanatics will have a chance to get their hands on a pair of truly classic kicks

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In true “Throwback Thursday” tradition, Nike recently announced plans to bring back their classic “Cortez” running sneakers.

Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, Calif. dons a beat-up pair of Nike's classic Cortez running shoes. (Photo Credit: Flickr/davesneakers CC by ND 2.0)

The famed brand’s classic kicks are the style of shoe worn by Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. (We'll refrain from quoting the movie's most famous line—something  everyone else can’t seem to stop doing.)

According to CNN Money, Nike will begin selling the sneakers in select stores around the world starting on February 28, 2015.

Perhaps the Cortez shoes were on the cutting edge of sneaker technology when they were first introduced in 1972, but with such a simplistic design, they’re certainly not like the increasingly intricate constructs of some of today’s most popular running shoes.

Maybe Forrest was onto something? As it seems he was one of the first true pioneers of the minimalist running shoe movement


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