Men's Nike Classic Cortez SE Shoe COMFORT AND A VINTAGE LOOK. Men's Nike Classic Cortez SE Shoe brings back an iconic track style for the street. Crafted with a textile upper, it borrows its design lines and herringbone outsole pattern from the original, while a plush sockliner cushions every step. Textile upper with Nubuck overlays is sleek and smooth. Original Nike Cortez design lines for a heritage feel. Comfort sockliner offers a soft, cushioned feel. Full-length EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning and impact protection. Contrast-colored EVA wedge in the heel for additional cushioning. Born in the brain of Bill Bowerman, the 1972 Nike Cortez featured a radical full-length midsole and a degree of comfort never felt before. The Cortez is what it is: the first Nike running shoe ever made and the original template for another 40 years of daring ingenuity.