Nike SB Takes Inspiration From the Cortez With New BRSB Model

One of Nike’s most favorable designs, the Cortez, is fusing with the brand’s classic SB skate shoe to create the new BRSB. The Cortez silhouette made its debut back in 1972 and has since then been a staple in the company.

The shoe was highly popularized as seen on Forrest Gump during his impromptu cross country run, George Costanza in Seinfeld and Whitney Houston as she sang the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl. Other than that, it served as a reference for L.A. culture which eventually created much demand throughout the globe.

Reminiscing on its humble beginnings,