The Cortez has long been symbolic of the origins of Nike. Frozen in time on the tracks of The University of Oregon and worn by their first sponsored athlete - Steve Prefontaine - the Cortez's standing within the mythology of the Swoosh is beyond reproach. With a recent examination of heritage styles, Nike Sportswear have been coalescing old school looks with the latest lifestyle tooling. Cue the Roshe NM Cortez. With a distinct Cortez upper and a Roshe Natural Motion midsole, this hybrid is the very essence of Nike Sportswear vision, agenda and creativity. Clad in vintage suedes, enlarged Swoosh and raw Nylon tongue, the package simultaneously reflects the past with a great focus on the future - timeless qualities of the Swoosh.