In 1968, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the Onitsuka Corsair with "total toe to heel" cushioning, an innovation in training shoes for runners. In retrospect... compared to the thin-soled, rock-hard training shoes that predated the Corsair.
When Nike and Onitsuka parted ways in 1972, Nike brought out the very similar Nike Cortez.
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