On the heels of her erstwhile, best-selling ballet flat for Coach, Maria Sharapova again finds herself in the shoe business.
Choice Nike x Nordstrom stores in the Los Angeles area, both brands' websites and the five-time major winner's own social media feeds are well stocked with her take on the ballyhooed Cortez treads.
“Introducing LA Cortez x Maria Sharapova ????. On March 2nd, join us (us = my cute new shoe on center stage…and I ????) at the Grove in LA for a fun event. RSVP at link in bio. Shoe is available March 1 at @Nordstrom x Nike boutiques + Nordstrom.com/xnike and March 2 on nike.com, Nike The Grove & Nike Santa Monica.
Sharapova designed the look of them in collaboration with a team of specialists, and they certainly bear her brand of approval.
"The La Cortez has followed me around the world. From Abu Dhabi to Paris, back to LA. It's timeless."@MariaSharapova joins Nike LA to celebrate the launch of her new Cortez. Now available at Nike the Grove and Nordstrom Century City. #cortez pic.twitter.com/XDASNnYaWQ— Nike Los Angeles (@NikeLA) March 4, 2018
Nike hails the "laidback vibes and earthy hues" of these kicks, which feature a color called "beige sail." Thoughtful splashes of sedated gold and leather details provide Sharapova's personal stamp on the shoes.
So excited to share the LA Cortez with you! The shoe captures everything I love most about this city. Available TODAY @Nordstrom x Nike boutiques & online here: https://t.co/G36v8LTz2F pic.twitter.com/MKu2H3ITCT— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) March 1, 2018
Watch for Sharapova, currently No. 41 in the WTA rankings, to appear in action next in Indian Wells.
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