Yes, it is taller than the OG
Nike gives a few updates to its classic Cortez sneaker with this model. Called the Cortez Basic SE (yes, it does sound contradictory), this model retains the same leather upper of the OG but adds a bit pizzaz with additional leather overlays on the eye stay and heel tab.
To complete the look, the Cortez Basic SE gets a stacked sole for an exaggerated look.
The Cortez Basic SE is available stateside for $90(~Php 4.8k). Expect this updated pair to land on our shores soon.