Be an LA CHX with the new Nike LA Cortez

If you read Chi’s Sole Chx feature post you know Cortez’s are ingrained in LA’s culture and it gets no more LA than this classic silohuette for any LA bred solechx.

I am sure LA solechx, Maria Sharapova would agree. The tennis star has teamed up for a Nike Cortez made with LA’s high style and laid-back vibes in mind to combine her favorite sneaker and favorite city. Appropriately, she calls it the Nike LA Cortez. 

As if it couldn’t get any more LA, the new Cortez colorway was actually inspired by the city itself. “I was inspired by my morning walks along the coast on my way to practice, and I think we captured that peaceful essence in this shoe,” says Sharapova.

The upper is composed of a premium soft pink nude leather and suede with subtle hints of gold detailing on the dubrae, tongue, and heel branding. A darker brown leather is used on the heel and midsole and a debossed Swoosh completes the refined design.

Look for the women’s exclusive Maria Sharapova x Nike LA Cortez to launch March 1st at Nordstrom x Nike Sneaker Boutiques and on, and March 2nd on the SNKRS app, and at Nike The Grove and Nike Santa Monica. Retail price is set at $100.