Nike Air Tailwind 79 Shoes - White / Black - Phantom - Dark Grey
Forty years on from its initial debut, the Nike Air Tailwind 79 is celebrating its anniversary in a clean summer ready colourway. Staying true to its heritage, the Tailwind continues in a 1:1 copy of its predecessor in terms of colour and materials. The toe vamp is created from a light phantom coloured suede, layered over an equally light mesh body which stretches around to the side panels to sit under the rigid shaping of the suede lacing unit, which is used to accent the toe cap and heel counter. The rigidity of the eyelets gives the shoe a clean sharp cut to the otherwise casual silhouette. The shoe is finished with a black leather swoosh to provide a dark contrast to the light coloured shoe, further leather accenting can be found over the heel with a white Nike spellout - aiming to match the white midsole.
Staying true to its origin as a running shoe, the Tailwind features a comfort orientated, lightweight Nike Air unit within the sockliner to provide cushioning. Furthermore the textile and leather upper works in order to provide wearers with extra support making this shoe an instant winner for all day wearers, as does the rubber waffle outsole which ensures that you have durable traction in all situations.
Initially designed as a runners shoe for the Honolulu marathon in 1978, this shoe took-off on the shelves the following year. It was made incredibly popular by the new branding of the Nike Air unit, the first of its design, making this the godfather of the Nike Air revolution we’ve experienced in the past decade. Over forty years ago it was an instant classic with a massive demand, and four decades later nothing has changed. Making this the perfect addition for a summer rotation.
- Textile, Mesh Upper
- Suede Overlays
- Leather Swoosh
- Encap Heel Unit
- Rubber Outsole
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