Who didn’t love the story of Forrest Gump (1994), the lovable man with a low IQ who wants nothing more but to reunite with his childhood sweetheart and inspire people along the way? You must have lived under a rock if you had never heard the famous tagline “Run Forrest, Run!” Forrest’s childhood sweetheart, Jenny, gifts him a pair of Nike Cortez sneakers that become an integral part of the movie. The iconic Forrest Gump Nike Cortez sneakers are back, and here’s how to get your hands on a pair of your own.
Forrest Gump Nike Cortez Sneakers
The Nike Cortez is generally an excellent sneaker for runners, being sleek and sophisticated despite not housing any groundbreaking running technology within. The slim fit has always been a favourite, providing surprising shock absorption despite its simple look.
The upcoming colourway perfectly represents the Nike Cortez sneakers that Forrest Gump wore in the eponymous movie, with its majority white colourway including a stark blue sole wedge and a pop of red thanks to the Nike Swoosh logo and the heel tab. Other than that, the beautiful sneakers rely on their construction and a smattering of white leather to tell their story.
While the construction and simplicity of the Nike Cortez are really why the sneakers are as loved as they are, small and intricate details like the red embroidery on the tongue label and the cool silver lace dubrae just add to the overall look. Sometimes, the simpler, the better, which is Nike Cortez’s motto.
Why We Love Them
With a backstory that involves the lovable Tom Hanks character, who wouldn’t love them? Name aside, thanks to its simplicity, the Nike Cortez has always been a stunning and sleek sneaker option. While there is little to the design, the traction, or the ankle support that you might find in other Nike sneakers like the Air Jordan, the Nike Cortez has always held its own in the competitive sneaker market.
Simple, a stunning white colourway, with a pinch of blue and red, and its iconic legacy, what is there not to love about these sneakers?
Release Date & Price
Other than that, the sneakers are expected to arrive sometime this year; there is little information to go off of yet. As the year has just begun, rest assured that we will keep you posted as more information is released.
Usually, at this point, we have also gotten wind of an expected retail price for the upcoming sneakers, but that has yet to be mentioned either. For adult sizes, Nike Cortez sneakers usually retail between $90 and $110. Still, with the Forrest Gump name attached, the price could be raised slightly.
Luckily, the Cortez line is known not to be a bank breaker and should only retail for a little more than that. Once released, these sneakers will be available online and in-store at select retailers in the Nike store.
Are you looking forward to running like Forrest Gump in these stunning Nike Cortez sneakers?