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Nike Classic Cortez Nylon Reviews

46 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

41% "Felt true to size"

74% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

44 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/31/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe and awesome customer service! I was upgraded to next-day delivery...will always be a Zappos customer!

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/13/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are oddly shaped. They're long and narrow, especially in the toe area where they should be wider. My toes were squished together. The fabric is also puffy on top in the toe area. My feet looked and felt like sausages. I like the style and color combo but have to return.

Additional 26 Classic Cortez Nylon Nike Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 10, 2011

Brett

from Lacey, Washington

I love the classic old school style of these kicks. The white nylon is pretty cool. Time will tell how easy it will be to keep it clean. These fit snug, so for me I had to go up a half size from what normally fits me, and even then it's close. Zappos again delivered my shoes before I ordered them it felt like.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pro Keds, Puma, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2011

Brazil

 

Great experience. Runs one size smaller, so just order next size up. Good quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 7, 2011

Alex P

from Thousand Oaks, CA

I usually wear 9 so I ordered a 9. 9s were way too small. I exchanged (which Zappos is the best by far on exchanges) for a half size larger and they are still just a little snug. I would say they are in between a half to a full size smaller than marked. Zappos customer service rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Puma, Adidas, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 3, 2011

Steven

from Portland OR / Palm Springs CA

I am old enough to have had the original and these are great! I had the originals in the 70's and these are true to the original with a lighter weight fabric. I normally wear 10½ and needed a 11½. As usual the swap was seamless and the bigger size arrived in 24 hours.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 21, 2011

Miriam

from Ridgeland, MS

Same great shoe that my son has. My husband saw it and wanted some comfortable lightweight shoes too, because of arthritis in his feet. Zappos it so much better than going to the store!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

August 11, 2011

Zy

from Stillwater, ok

My favorite shoe ever. I have 2 pairs of these and 3 other colors. Nike please make more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

August 11, 2011

Brandy K

from Concord, NH

I love these shoes as much as I love Zappos! They were a good price, arrived super quickly, fit and look great! The only down side is I broke my foot about 2 weeks after getting them so I'll only be wearing the left one for about 2 months! At least the leftie is super comfortable and has great traction and grip! Highly recommended shoes for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 7, 2011

Mark

from New York

Great sneakers for a great price. Love Zappos ship really quick always have a great selection at a great price. Excellent customer service. Thank you for the best website and service.

Brands I'd also recommend: I love asics sneakers for running

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

Super comfortable, old-school shoe. So cushiony you could even use it as a short distance running shoe. But definitely buy a whole size larger, as the Cortez runs notoriously small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 28, 2011

Zach G

from Huntsville, AL

I ordered these early on a Tuesday morning and had them in my hands on Wednesday afternoon. Quick shipping of a great shoe that I get comments on a lot. They look great with any bright colored t-shirt and some of the older (40ish years old) guys I work with have commented on their throw-back look. Just make sure you unlace them and remove the shiny silver piece at the toe of the laces. It looks super dumb.

Brands I'd also recommend: adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Cindy R

 

These are just as comfortable as I remember when I wore them in the 80's. So glad they brought them back!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington

These are the best shoes in the world. Very comfortable. Ive been wearing and buying these shoes since 1996.

Brands I'd also recommend: All the nike cortez

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2011

Barbara A

from Swansea, IL

I ordered these shoes because I couldn't find them for women. Luckily, I found them in a smaller size for men. My granddaughter loves these shoes. I was able to find her a pair of women's about two years ago, but now I can't find them. These fit her fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2011

Anonymous

from South Jersey

I'm a big fan of Nike Cortez and wish that the company would reinstate the entire line. That said, these are fine shoes, true to size, wear well, clean easily and are comfortable. I can't ask for more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2011

Dwight

from massachusetts

Beautiful shoes! Everyone who saw me in it loved it! My only problem was finding a colored shirt that matched! Beware also that if you have wide feet these shoes will not be for you. Otherwise they are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: addidas and Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2011

Dwight

from massachusetts

Beautiful shoes! Everyone who saw me in it loved it!. My only problem was finding a colored shirt that matched! Beware also that if you have wide feet these shoes will not be for you. Otherwise they are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: addidas and Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2011

Jay J

from Los Angeles, California

Absolute classic! I was shocked when Zappos finally got these. Definitely order at least half a size up as another review on here says. I had to reorder the right size which arrived a day later (thank you Zappos!) but now they fit great and look sick! Get a pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2011

Helio C

 

These are really some comfy 'kicks'. Have in mind, however, when ordering, to ask for half a size up - they can run a little tight for big toes. Other than that, they're awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2011

Jay

from Las Vegas

I can't believe I got my hands on a pair of these! For those of you in their mid to late 30's, you can surely relate. These Nike Cortez sneakers are the epitome of classics - O.G.'s if you will. I rocked 'em in my teen years when I didn't know any better and I rock them now when I do; regardless they maintain their freshness as an iconic retro classic. Do consider ordering a half-size up though since they surprisingly run small. I normally wear a 9.5 but they were too uncomfortably snug and tight. The 10s fit way better. Also, they're a little narrow at first but through regular use, I'm sure they'll be much more comfortable. I went with the Navy/White and found they pair up well with my premium denims but still casual enough to floss with shorts; proving their versatility. Getting the Black/White next!

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok Classic Nylon, New Balance Classics ML501, Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81, adidas Originals Gazelles, Saucony Originals Jazz, KanaROOS, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2012

Chris

from Chicago

I love these shoes. Amazing style and a throwback to my youth. But to be honest arch and heel comfort in shoes has come a long way so don't expect a shoe you can stand in all day. If you want something to kick around in that look great, this is a good choice. Somewhere above the support of a boat shoe I would say.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great looking throw-back style! Shoes are comfortable but had to go up a half size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

They're not as comfortable as I would've liked, but they're stylish and sporty, so you can wear them with jeans or to the gym.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Reebok, Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are oddly shaped. They're long and narrow, especially in the toe area where they should be wider. My toes were squished together. The fabric is also puffy on top in the toe area. My feet looked and felt like sausages. I like the style and color combo but have to return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 10, 2011

Steve P

from Los Angeles

This shoe is a half size to a full size smaller than marked. And it is incredible NARROW.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 27, 2012

Mike

from NoVA

I loved the Cortez shoes released in 2011, but the 2012s are different and I'm not as pleased. They fit the same, but there are subtle changes. The toe is much pointier and pinched looking than last year, which was more blunt. The width of the tread is narrower which makes the upper shoe portion bulge out (you can see it in the photos). And, the heel was slightly upturned last year this year the shoe is absolutely flat across the bottom. Not quite diggin' the style changes this year. I still buy 4-5 pairs in different colors to rotate through during the year because it's still the perfect casual shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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