40 YEARS LATER AND FAST AS EVER.
Making its debut in 1978 for the Honolulu Marathon, the Nike Air Tailwind was a revolution in cushioning. Now, a racing icon returns with the Nike Air Tailwind 79, featuring nearly original materials and colors, plus the Nike Air unit that made it a winner.
Materials, shape and colors are as close to the original as possible.
Nike Air unit provides lightweight cushioning.
Textile and leather upper gives comfortable support.
Rubber outsole with waffle traction pattern has durable grip.
Shown: Indigo Force/Black/Team Orange/White
Nike Air Tailwind Origins
Making its debut in Hawaii for the Honolulu Marathon in 1978, the Nike Tailwind was a revolution in cushioning. The first shoe to feature full-length Nike Air, it became an instant classic with its nylon upper and silver mesh, the idea of which was to make the shoe look light and fast and like the wind.