February 28th, 2012 by John Kim
One of the quirkiest ‘Retro’ releases of the decade is easily the Nike Tailwind Night Track Disco – one of the earliest ‘PE’ Nikes to ever leave Beaverton. The glittery silver and daring red colorway was a special version of the Tailwind that was designed for the disco craze (disco dancing “counts”), given to the biggest celebrities of that era like Michael Jackson and David Hasselhoff. Continuing the legacy of Disco Fever is this Silver/Navy colorway; this special edition of the Tailwind Night Track Disco will be exclusive to French retailer colette and will officially drop on March 11th at 4 PM (local time to zee French), so check out the extra images below and let us know if you like these better than the OG red version!
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February 9th, 2012 by John Kim
You think Kanye West was the first pop-star to get his own Nike shoe? Well, technically speaking, he was the first to have a pair of Nikes bearing his name, but that trend traces back to the turn of the decade into the 1980′s. This shimmering, glittery pair of Tailwinds was inspired by the energetic disco scene and given out to Friends and Family of the Beaverton core, making its way on the feet of the King of Pop Michael Jackson and the King of chest-hair David Hasselhoff. With the original Tailwind already making a come-back this year, Nike deemed it fitting to bringing back one of the most story-telling Nikes of all-time to the public, and it appears that some spots overseas have already let these go. Below we have a nice detailed gallery of the Nike Tailwind Night Track Retro below, so take a good look and if you’re interested in copping one of most funkiest Retro sneakers of all time, grab one of the available pairs online like this one from oasion45 on eBay.
Nike Tailwind Night Track NRG
Metallic Silver/Deep Red-Metallic Silver
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January 8th, 2012 by John Kim
You won’t often hear Nike paired with the names ‘David Hasselhoff’ and ‘Michael Jackson‘ unless you’re talking about the Nike Night Track Disco. This sneaker, created around the turn of the 70′s into the 80′s, was made for disco boogie-ing – a true testament to Nike’s unorthodox ideas even during its earlier years. It featured a shimmering and glittery disco-ball upper with a glossy red swoosh and inner lining, and was made specifically for celebrities and Nike brass – one of the earliest ‘Friends and Family’ PEs to come out of Beaverton. Another interesting iota of trivia is that the Night Track Disco was made in the U.S., before Nike moved its factories overseas. Even some print-ads and photos of MJ and ‘The Hoff’ wearing these slicks dance-floor sneakers were produced, but according to Tenisufki, a retro release in 2012 may occur. Check out the images of the Nike Nike Track Disco and some of these vintage print-ads below and stick with Sneaker News for more updates and info regarding all Nike Retro 2012 releases.
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