Gabby Douglas Stars In Nike Cortez x A.L.C.'s Collab, Proving It's The Must-Have Shoe Of The Summer

In case you missed it, the Nike Cortez sneaker has taken over every fashion It girl's wardrobes by storm, but the athletic brand isn't stopping there. There's a new Nike Cortez x A.L.C. collaboration, and it proves that these really are the kicks of the summer.

Their new campaign, released on Aug. 15, features beloved gymnast Gabby Douglas rocking the millennial pink version on the beach, complete with sweats, a sweatshirt, and a simple burgundy turtleneck. Natural, athletic, and full of grace, this whole look is what casual lovers would call athleisure goals.

The Nike Cortez has long been a cult-favorite among shoe lovers. Made popular by Farah Fawcett in an iconic photo of her riding a skateboard in them for Charlie's Angels, they became an instant American classic that's come back in trend time and time again.

Now, in a super cool collab, Nike is teaming up with L.A.-based brand A.L.C., a fashion brand that focuses on creating everyday essentials. This partnership is putting out a limited-edition collection that "celebrates the modern woman."


Here, you can see the three different colorways: white, pink, and dark grey, all with a suede upper, brass hardware, and a "unique message" in each sneaker, according to the press release.

The three colors were inspired by A.L.C.'s Fall 2017 collection, and they're just the right neutrals to pair with everything in your wardrobe. Neutral doesn't have to mean just black, whites, and greys — colors can live within the space, too.

A.L.C.'s founder Andrea Lieberman said "The Cortez has always been my go-to shoe... I design A.L.C. clothes with a sneaker in mind, and I think people have started to style their daily outfits with sneakers in mind, too...," according to the press release.


The laid back, dreamy campaign also features models Bhumika Arora and Cindy Bruna along with Douglas.


These millennial pink ones will surely be beloved, especially with the little snakeskin print on the heel.


Plus, these campaign images show off the new cool-girl way of lacing your sneakers. Take note.

What's more — the inspirational quotes found inside the shoe read "Love More," "Do It. Own It," and "Think How You Can," depending on the color you choose.


You can shop these beauties starting Aug. 25 exclusively at Nike x Nordstrom boutiques and at Nordstrom at The Grove for $100. Starting Aug. 28, though, you can shop these at Nike, SNKRS, A.L.C., and more. Don't forget to mark your calendars!