• Home
  • Magazine
  • FEATURED
  • jordan release dates
  • sneaker release dates
  • categories
    • LeBron 12
    • Air Jordan XX9
    • kd 7
    • Roshe Run
    • Jordans
    • Kobe 9
    • Adidas
    • Just Released
    • Upcoming
  • air jordan history
  • nike sb archive

Reintroducing the Nike Air Tailwind

January 25, 2012 BY / 2

RATE THIS
0.00 / 5 (NO VOTES YET)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS
Loading...Loading...

Whenever you lace up in a pair of retro sneaks you are inevitably donning an emblem of history, some relic that broke ground based either on the embedded technology or a bold new aesthetic. The Nike Air Tailwind is certainly a piece of history in its own right, the first sneaker to ever feature the Nike Air cushioning, an idea brought to the House of Swoosh by ex-NASA specialist Frank Rudy. Introduced to the market in a vaguely ‘quickstrike’ fashion before the idea ever existed, a small number of pairs of the Nike Air Tailwind were available at the Honolulu Marathon in 1978, with a wider retail release taking place the following year.

The reintroduction of this first Nike Air shoe has gone down in a similar fashion, with other colorways initially popping up around the world. The OG look shown here, featuring the VNTG treatment to give it a bit of a historical feel, has now begun its slow trickle into premium Nike accounts across the globe. Follow us after the jump for the full shots from the reintroduction of the Nike Air Tailwind and be on the lookout for them at your local sneaker spot.

Nike Air Tailwind VNTG
Metallic Silver/Blue Spark-Metallic Silver
512542-040


 eBay Marketplace Logo "Air Jordan VII Bordeaux"
view all 135 items on ebay
disclaimer

Loading...

Filed under: Just Released Nike Retro Running

Tags:

2 comments
latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Popular Posts

Air Jordan Retro Restock At Finishline

Air Jordan Retro Restock At Finishline by John Kim

UPDATED: New Release Date For Drake's Air Jordan 10

UPDATED: New Release Date For Drake's Air Jordan 10 "OVO" by John Kim

Michael Jordan Rarely Loses, Unless Its Against A Rip-Off Brand In China

Michael Jordan Rarely Loses, Unless Its Against A Rip-Off Brand In China by Patrick Johnson

adidas Yeezy 350 Boost

adidas Yeezy 350 Boost "Black" - Release Date by John Kim

An Artist Photoshopped Some Supreme x Air Jordan Collaborations

An Artist Photoshopped Some Supreme x Air Jordan Collaborations by John Kim

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker News Newsletter

Sneaker Archive