There’s a purist part of me that thinks Nike should have stopped making new silhouettes in 1979 and instead just rested on their swooshy laurels. I know there’s a fair few amazing shoes we’d have missed out on and I’m definitely not including ACG in this hiatus but I do think some of their best work was done in the early days. Take the Tailwind for example, it doesn’t get any better really does it? A shoe that would look equally at home on the feet of an Olympian, a B-boy or a member of the Ramones. I’ll leave it for you decide whether the Tailwind was the pinnacle or just the beginning but either way there’s no denying it’s one hell of a trainer.
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