All the little kids with the pumped up kicks better run because even at forty, the Nike Cortez is still guaranteed to run faster than a bullet—especially with these eight fun and fly designs.
Hip goes hopping as Nike Cortez celebrated its 40th anniversary. People flocked to Katipunan’s Sole Academy to pay tribute to the Cortez, the brand’s first ever pair running shoes. They gathered 40 artists from all around Southeast Asia and gave them a chance to express themselves and put people in their shoes through unique, customizations to the classic design.
Eight of those designers came from the good ol’ Pearl of the Orient itself and we couldn’t be prouder of our homegrown talent. They pulled out all the stops and showed the Cortez in a whole new spectrum of designs from pimped-out bling luxe to hyphy Helter Skelter. Don’t take our word for it. Check out ‘em out for yourself… just for kicks—DEXYLEBOWSKI
Party rock doesn’t even begin to describe Eunice Alera’s jewelry infused design. The visual merchandiser and interior designer gave this a hip-hop makeover with gold chains and a hustlin’ vibe.
Chicosci lead vocalist Miggy Chavez shoes his nerdier side in this graphic novel inspired pair that frankly reminds us more of Plants vs. Zombies than The Walking Dead. Ideal pair for the next round of Outbreak Manila? I think so.
You can’t leave out JP Cuison! Come on! People familiar with his work will automatically see some spirtz of his previous gig posters in place, but for those who aren’t (and you should be ashamed of yourselves), well we won’t blame you if all you see is half of RoboCop and a Ghost Rider that looks way better than Nick Cage with a bad wig.
Need we say more? One look at graphic designer AJ Dimarucot‘s pair and you don’t even have to think about where he got the inspiration. Run, Forest! Run!
Globetrotter and STATUS Block Party alum Anton Lopez digs deep with his pair, bringing together his three passions: design, traveling, and nostalgic memories of Filipino culture. Right in time for Independence Day, don’t you think?
P&P Tattoo inklings Ron Poe and Myke Sambajon mixed music and with their famous tattoo design aesthetic for this Dia de los Muertos looking pair of kicks. If it’s good enough for your skin then it should be good enough for your feet, am I right?