Forty years on from its debut, Nike’s Air Tailwind 79 is still making waves in the trainer circuit. The slick and straight-forward sneaker first appeared during Honolulu’s 1978 Marathon, announcing its revolutionary Air cushion technology with each hurdle towards the finish line.
As icons of the archives go, this trailblazer is certainly up there. Readied to reprise its winning status in the contemporary climate, the design returns this season in two brand-new colourways. Offered up in contrasting black
and white and baroque brown and pure platinum palettes, these Nike Air Tailwind 79’s will complete any footwear collection.
They’re wrapped in breathable mesh and plush suede, with each pair rapidly sweeping terrain with a waffle traction outsole and an encapsulated Air sole unit operating underfoot. Whether you’re putting the miles in or uncovering urban dimensions, we reckon this classic will deliver a look that speaks for the past, present and future. All at the same time.