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I Spent An Entire Day Breaking Bread with Mr. Cartoon and Nike Sportswear Celebrating 45 Years of Cortez

photos & words // Ray P.:

Being born and raised in NYC, I never understood the Nike Cortez because we didn’t wear those. However, we always respected the silhouette because it was the Air Force 1 of the West Coast. This shoe is an example of a product that transcends sport and is representative of a culture. As a new resident of the city of angels, I can’t think of a better way to be welcomed to Los Angeles than with legendary tattoo artist Mark Machado, more famously known as Mr. Cartoon, celebrating 45 years of the Nike Cortez.

Kicking off the two part experience, Nike arranged lunch at Guelaguetza, Mr. Cartoon’s favorite Mexican restaurant, serving a special catered menu that included Mole, Quesillo Fundido, Empandas, and fresh fruit refreshments.

While enjoying all these cultured dishes, which by the way would get a 5-star review on Yelp from me, Mr. Cartoon broke down his connection to the Nike Cortez and how the sneaker became assimilated to culture. From being recognized as the choice of footwear for notorious gangs to being the go-to shoe for students, cheerleaders, and common people alike, the Cortez now in 2017 is symbolic of style with lots of heritage behind it.

We were into Low Riders and we looked at the Cortez as a car for our feet. We would find different ways to trick it out and that had a lot to do with getting creative with our pants that had starch ironed creases.

While recognizing what the Nike Cortez meant in decades prior, Mr. Cartoon is very accepting of all the new materials, shapes, and themes placed on the silhouette to keep it alive. Some may think hipsters are ruining the Cortez, but Mr. Cartoon loves how you don’t have to be scared to wear the shoe anymore. In fact, during our lunch Nike previewed a new collaborative collection designed by Cartoon that won’t debut until July. All I can say for now is Cortez lovers will go crazy about the details and the people of Los Angeles will be drooling.

Capping off the lunch, Nike and Mr. Cartoon gifted me my first pair of Cortez. Of course I had to have the OG sign the pair. What a true honor it was. Soon after Cartoon pulled out his low rider for a photo op.

Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better, Nike brought me to Delicious Pizza for an exclusive pop-up party which hit max capacity in no more than half hour. Sounds provided by Soulection and DJ Mustard coupled with sangria, modelo beer, and tons of food on deck turned the party into an serious dance pit. And how could I forget a small bodega in a corner of the venue with free snacks, drinks and all the candy you could possibly want.

Los Angeles has a lot of love for the Cortez and I could show you better than I could tell you. Browse ahead as I recap my day and night with Nike Sportswear and Mr. Cartoon for the 45th anniversary celebration of the Nike Cortez.

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Tim Coppens Debuts Under Armour Sportswear Club Low at NYFW

Under Armour Sportswear, the ambitious new initiative from UA that will delve into a new generation of dress with modernism and functionality at its core, debuts its first style fittingly at New York Fashion Week on the feet of the company’s acting Executive Creative Director, Tim Coppens.

The Belgian-born designer revealed the Under Armour Sportswear Club Low during his own Spring/Summer 2017 runway presentation. The style was seen in a white/gum colorway, of which a subtle design based in leather and perforated paneling shined through.

The Under Armour Sportswear Club Low will release on September 1 for $ 139. Give them a first look below.

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Under Armour Sportswear Club Low

Under Armour Sportswear Club Low

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Nike Sportswear Suede Zoom Match Classics


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We recently showed you the “furry” New Balance M564 and the Nike Match Classics. So why not make the best of both worlds and give you a look at these new Match Classics from Nike Sportswear, in a raw fuzzy suede.

The run will consist of three colourways, with complimentary tonal details. Finished with a white, striped mid sole, the new suede Match Classics, are a rich update on a well worn model. Available now here.

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Nike Sportswear Winter Sky Force 88 Mid


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Nike is pushing harder than ever with their Sky Force 88 Mid. With multiple releases, this sleek looking shoe is also appearing in collaborative work with Stussy this summer. Next season, the new SF 88 Mid comes in two colourways. A fresh suede look, with hiking boot eyelets and wool ankle panels.

A solid look with a strong sense of style. Look for its release soon!

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Nike Sportswear All Court Mid – size? Exclusive


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Nike is relentless in their never ending release of great looking shoes. The All Court Mid is part of their Cranberry pack and couldn’t look anymore provocative in its red colourway. Featuring a perforated Nike Swoosh, premium tumbled leather upper atop a textured vulcanized sole, D-ring eyelets and complimented with a suede heel box.

This iconic footwear is exclusive to 500 pairs worldwide and currently available size?

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Nike Sportswear Premium Leather Pack – Hachi Supreme, Toki Supreme, Aina Chukka Supreme


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Nike shows off their fine craftsmanship with another shoe far from the athletic category for this Holiday 2011. The Premium Leather Pack includes Hachi Supreme QS, Toki Supreme QS and Aina Chukka Supreme QS. All three show elegant leather uppers and midsoles with no lining. A chic collection with three choices of finely crafted shoes to choose from.

This pack is now available online at Mita.

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Nike Sportswear Cortez Leather OG Spring 2012


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Gotta love the vintage Nikes. The brand is releasing the old school Cortez model decked out in a navy leather upper contrasted by the white swoosh and toe cap, with hints of orange in the midsole and a light blue on the tongue. This is now available at size?.

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Nike Sportswear Lunar Safari Preview


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The Nike Sportswear Track & Field Collection somehow brings us back to the Prefontaine days in the heights of the competitive spirit of runners. The Lunar Safari carries a bold pattern with orange accent on the sole while the upper is built from recycled airbag units.

The Nike Sportswear Lunar Safari will be available everywhere beginning July 1.

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Nike Sportswear “Ostrich & Gum” Pack Available Now

Looking to add a few more simplistic style codes to your Spring/Summer wardrobe, Nike Sportswear has unleashed its three-piece “Ostrich & Gum” Pack upon the Euro masses. Comprised of the Nike Air Huarache, Nike Air Max 1 and Nike Air Max 90, all three silhouettes are equipped with similar tonal white constructions with ostrich detailing featured throughout their respective builds. Capped off with gum detailing dressing each model’s outsole, the entire Nike Sportswear “Ostrich & Gum” Pack is in-stock now by way of Urban Industry.

Nike Sportswear “Ostrich & Gum” Pack

Nike Sportswear Ostrich & Gum Pack Available Now

Nike Sportswear “Ostrich & Gum” Pack

Nike Sportswear Ostrich & Gum Pack Available Now

Nike Sportswear “Ostrich & Gum” Pack

Nike Sportswear Ostrich & Gum Pack Available Now

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Nike Sportswear ‘Bruin VNTG’ Hairy Suede Pack


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The Bruin was first introduced to the world in 1972 as one of Nike’s first forays into low-top basketball sneakers. Since then, the classic Nike silhouette has been reworked by countless brands and earned its place in sneaker iconography. The latest iteration keeps the shoes retro signposts consistent:retro logo, tongue and vintage styled outsole, while adding a unique ‘hairy suede’ upper. This sneaker will be released exclusively at Size? on December 7th.

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