Here’s how everyone from Bella Hadid to fashion gurus are wearing Nike’s must-have sneaker this summer

The Nike Cortez is celebrating its 45th birthday with a bang. With a new campaign starring Bella Hadid, influencer campaigns, and a couple star-studded parties, this classic is shaping up to be the It Shoe of the summer.

While some of us have been styling Cortez since back in the day, it’s still nice to see these babies making a comeback. What’s not to love? They’re sleek, minimal, and affordable at between 80 bucks.

The Cortez hashtag is heating up with everyone sharing how they style the shoe. So we’ve rounded up our fave looks for some style inspo to get you in the mood to splurge on a pair.

A vintage blazer dress and a pair of Cortez? Hell yes.

They look just as good with a cherry red romper.

Wear ’em with all white.

Wear them with a black printed jumpsuit.

The Nike Cortez has never met a pair of denim they didn’t like, whether they’re distressed.

Wide legged…


Or cropped at ankle length.

You can always choose to give them the West Coast treatment. (Our personal fave.)

We’re loving how they look with every kind of skirt from A-line, to leopard print, and pleated metallics.

Bonus: if your accessories are on point. Hats, sunnies, and glitter socks FTW.

Dressed ’em up or dress ’em down, you can’t go wrong.

Sorry, Stan Smiths. There’s a new summer sneaker that’s taking over. You can shop the shoes, here ($80).

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