Ride, Forrest, Ride

CNN Money has the chocolates on Forrest Gump, “Now you, too, can “Run, Forrest, run!”

Nike is bringing back some vintage kicks from the pre-Jordan era: the Classic Cortez running shoes that were a hit in the 70’s and worn in the 1994 feel-good flick “Forrest Gump.”

Even those who never ran a marathon in the Cortez shoes — or weren’t alive in the ’70s — might still recognize them from the Tom Hanks film, where his character Gump wears them on a cross-country run from Alabama to the Southwest. Gump also wears them in the famous park bench scene where he cogitates about chocolates.

It’s amazing how Forrest’s slow twin, Timmber, has figured out that it’s much better to ride than run, but he still like those Nike Cortez runners.

Forest Gump’s slow twin, Timmber. “Ride, Timmber, Ride!”