A.L.C. & Nike To Launch Cortez by A.L.C. Collection

A.L.C. & Nike To Launch Cortez by A.L.C. Collection

A.L.C. and Nike are merging high fashion with sneakers.

A.L.C. and Nike are merging high fashion with sneakers.

Text: Emma Blanchard

The classic Nike Cortez shoe is getting a high fashion makeover. In the new collection, Nike partners with Andrea Lieberman, founder of of A.L.C., on a Nike Cortez inspired by the rich palette of neutrals. A.L.C. is a ready-to-wear brand, said to be defined by a strong sense of style and a rich mix of references, designed for the modern woman. The sleek shoe not only features brass lace tips, snakeskin heels, and inspirational quotes, but also debuts three entirely unique colorways with a gorgeous, smooth texture.  "The Cortez has always been my go-to shoe," says Lieberman. "I design A.L.C. clothes with a sneaker in mind, and I think people have started to style their daily outfits with sneakers in mind, too. The Cortez shares that 'never not hustling' spirit that define both the Nike Cortez and A.L.C."

The revamped Cortez will become available for purchase August 25 exclusively at Nike x Nordstrom sneaker boutiques and Nordstrom The Grove. On August 28, the killer new shoe will be available for all on nike.com as well as Net-a-Porter, the Nike SNKRS app, and A.L.C.'s website.

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