Do You Love Or Hate These Platform Nike Cortez Sneakers?

Photo Courtesy of Nike.

We’re indifferent

Last March, Comme des Garçons sent a pair of platform Nike Cortez sneakers down the runway during Paris Fashion Week. Now, it seems, the shoe is on its way to becoming available to the public, which leads us to the ever-pressing question: How far are we willing to go for fashun? A.k.a., would we or wouldn’t we wear them?

We don’t know! On the one hand, we’ve been lusting after the Cortez shoe ever since we saw Bella Hadid wearing them while riding a skateboard. They’re vintage! And also modern! And would go great with flipped hair and a pair of bell bottoms! But, do we really need the style when it’s attached to a large chunk of rubber? Not…really.

Then again, the sneakers would look pretty cute with a midi skirt, as the models who wore the flatforms down the runway proved. And, at least we’re not dealing with a platform version of Crocs, here. Now, those we are very firmly against, no matter what Balenciaga has to say.

The thing that makes us lean more toward yay than nay is the fact that we worship anything Rei Kawakubo designs, but also because we’re down to support Nike ever since the brand's Colin Kaepernick ad. There’s no word on when, exactly, the shoes are available, but we might just have to lean into the fashun on this one.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."