The Nike Cortez sneaker became an almost instant classic from the moment it was unveiled at the 1972 Olympics. It only grew in popularity over the decades following with a number of new iterations and updates, culminating in their iconic unboxing in Forrest Gump. Since then, it’s been back in nylon, full grain leather, patriotic colorways–there was even an unbranded version–and now, the all new Cortez white and black edition you see here. This clean new edition has all the retro appeal of the original with a host of new style updates that make it even more modern. It starts at ground level with see-saw detailing on the sole and the absurdly spongy midsole decked out with a flash of Light Photo Blue for contrast. This leads into the white leather base complete with black swoosh and Nike heel tab, followed by the traditional Nike branding on the tongue. This is one pair of sneakers that pairs well with everything.