The inspirations from the Nike ‘Cortez’ – popularized on Jason Alexander’s feet during the Seinfeld era – are obvious here, but the materials used are much different. Leather innovator Del Toro has joined forces with artist Michael Vasquez as part of its “Artists Series” line of collaborations. For his entry, Vasquez has employed genuine nappa and nabuk leather, applying it to a simple but effective silhouette. See the kicks in the gallery above and look for the sneaker to be available after a release event on July 17th at the Del Toro Headquarters in Miami.

Del Toro Headquarters                                                                                                                                                     2775 NW 3rd Ave                                                                                                                                                                          Miami, FL, 33127

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