Back in the late ‘70s, before the sneaker circuit truly took off, Nike’s Air Tailwind 79 hurdled to victory in the Honolulu Marathon. The shoe raced to the finish line while encompassing the brand’s first ever Air unit – a moment that would go down in history for the Swoosh-sporting label.
Since then, perennial players from Nike’s portfolio have made Air technology their own, leaving the Air Tailwind 79 trailing in the background… until now. 40 years after that revolutionary debut, the design has been restored to its former glory by Nike Sportswear experts.
Available at Aphrodite Clothing, Nike’s Air Tailwind 79 arrives in two summertime shades for the new season. Built in blue / orange and grey / navy renditions, this trainer proves why it’s a bona fide icon of the industry. Streamlined and as light and fast as ever, the energetic design is showcased with the same suede and nylon uppers as its OG, complete of course with Nike’s powerful Air unit underfoot and a traction-heavy waffle pattern to the sole.
Cop this unsung hero while you can at Aphrodite Clothing.