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Mister Cartoon x Nike Cortez '05 'Aztec' @misterctoons @nike  According to Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s biography, “Shoe Dog,” Nike chose “The Aztec” as the name of the original prototype of the shoe. He had to change directions when Adidas threatened to sue — they already had a shoe named “Azteca Gold” for the upcoming Mexico City Olympics in 1968.  Frustrated, Bowerman asked “Who was the guy who kicked the shit out of the Aztecs?” To which Knight replied, “Cortés. Hernán Cortés.” Bowerman replied, “Okay, let’s call it the Cortez.” And with that, from its inception, the Nike Cortez became associated with Cortés, whose violence against the Aztec people shaped Mexico, Central, and South America for centuries to come. To this day, although the gang banging associated with the Nike Cortez worn off a bit, it is still seen as a shoe deeply tied to Los Angeles gangs, especially in the Latino community. Knowing all of that, Mr. Cartoon says he’s trying to change the way people look at the Cortez, as well as the community associated with the shoe.  After researching and learning the history of the naming of the sneaker, the next time Mr. Cartoon was given the opportunity to work on a pair of Cortez, as if to reject the imperialism of the Conquistador whose name Nike adopted in naming the shoe, he replaced their Swoosh with the head of an Aztec warrior.
Sneak Peak from TVs Viceland show Needles and Pins showcasing Chicano Tattoo art including Mr Cartoon Chuco Moreno and of course Teen Angels and Teen Angel Magazine!~ Shots out to the homie David DeBaca in SD for repping on the episode...#teenangelsmagazine #ripteenangel #mrcartoon #chucomoreno
Mister Cartoon x Nike Cortez '17 'Smile Now, Cry Later' @misterctoons @nike
So fresh!!
Photo I took of @misterctoons 1994-95? While we were working at the inkslingers ball. #tattoomania #mrcartoon #notguilty
I'm all about the Palm Trees & 80 Degrees 🌴. #californication #nicekicks #losangeles #mural #mrcartoon
My favorite colors blue and gold. #nikecortez #mrcartoon 🤤🤤😍👌🏽👍🏽
So much fun at the #nikecortez x #mrcartoon party last week. Thanks again @vivianfierce for letting me use your GL spot and @joshiewaashie for the invite! 👟👟 • • • • • • • • • • #nike #popup #party #nicekicks #openbar #kingtaco #dtla #la #allday #love #losangeles #smile #instagood #photooftheday #style #fashion #summer #fun #friends #art #kittysnake #life #instamood #amazing #night #vscocam
Did you know that tattoo icon Mr. Cartoon is from Pedro? He's regularly tapped by big name brands to put his spin on their merch. Check out these recently launched Nike Cortez #pedrofamous #nikecortez #mrcartoon #repost
Brand New Nike Mr Cartoon Cortez . Special Edition. Size 10.5 . Sold out #nikecortez #mrcartoon #mrcartooncortez #nike #shoesforsale #streetwearforsale
Day 19 of #31daysofvans @misterctoons vans syndicate authentics #vans #vanssyndicate #mrcartoon #mrcartoonvans #underthepalms #strictlywaffles
Tête a tête  #klemsart#klemstattoo#capdagde# Tattoo#tattoos#tat#tats#tatooed#tattoogirl#tattooedgirls#ink#bodyart#legtattoo#skull#skulls#sugarskull#muerte#love##blackandgrey##tattoofrance#tattooparis#inked#instattoo#instart#kwadron#mrcartoon#bishoprotary#bishoprotarymachine
I can't recall the last time I was THIS excited over a pair of shoes😱 They're fucking beautiful, thank you baby, I 🖤them 😻😻😻😻@adako_ink #nicekicks #mrcartoon #nikecortez

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