Cortez

Regular price $75.00

Details + Inspiration

Cultivate a chill living space with this life size Cortez candle topped with a natural cotton wick. Variations of white color.

The Cortez has always had a bit of controversy follow it.

It all started in 1968 when Nike co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman marketed the shoe under the “Aztec” name with Japanese footwear brand Onitsuka Tiger, which resulted in a cease and desist from Adidas. They’d go on to change the name to “Cortez,” after Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes, who’d defeated the Aztecs. Then, in 1972, Knight and Bowerman would bring their Cortez sneaker to their newly formed brand, Nike, while Onitsuka Tiger continued to produce the same sneaker. It took a legal battle between the two companies before it was agreed upon that Nike would make the Cortez while Onitsuka Tiger would produce the Corsair. And that was only the start of the Cortez’s history and where its authenticity would first start to take place.

The Nike  Cortez is a West-coast staple shoe. It wasn’t mainstream fashion like it is now. Accessibility and price point made the Nike Cortez what it is.

 

Content + Care
- Paraffin wax 
- Lightly scented
- Wipe clean, trim wick for longer burn

Size
- Approx. 20hr burn time
- Dimensions: 9/5"x4"x5"

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