Day of the Dead is not Mexico’s version of Halloween. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Day of the Dead is a holiday that originated in Mexico consisting of family and friends getting together to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed away. This is meant to help support their spiritual journey.
Mexican culture views death as a natural part of the human cycle. Death is not viewed as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them. Although the Day of the Dead holiday recently came to an end, the new Nike Cortez Day Of The Dead allows you to celebrate your loved ones all year long.
This special Day of the Dead iteration of the Nike Cortez opts for a fairly tonal upper consisting of a rough black suede construction contrasted by the reflective white leather Swooshes hitting the side panels. Adding some color to the aesthetics of the shoe is the orange detailing placed on areas such as the stitching, tongue branding, midsole, and the insole graphic. Rounding out the main features of the shoe are the Metallic Gold “Cortez ’72” dubraes, Nike branding on the heels, and a black rubber outsole.
Available for purchase now, pick up the Nike Cortez Day Of The Dead directly from Nike for the retail price of $80. Still in the Halloween spirit? Check out the Nike SB Dunk Low Night of Mischief that made its debut last week.
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