The Nike Cortez, a foundational shoe for Nike, remembers its birth year on this new duo of releases.

The black and white pairs making up the pack both feature "1972" embroidery on their heels. Of note here is the font, which seems to point toward the sneaker's spot in West Coast streetwear lore. That being said, there's been no official communication of a theme for this set.

Ironically, the build of these is not really inline with that of the original 1972 shape of the shoe.

This duo of quickstrike Nike Cortez releases will be available at stores like Oneness on April 29.