January 15, 2010 BY John Kim
The Nike Tailwind is the oldest Air Max model in Nike’s storied history. Many recognized the Nike Air Max 1 as the first shoe to feature the visible air unit, but it was actually the Tailwind that deserves the credit, as it originally debuted in 1979. In 1992, the Nike Tailwind returned, and several sequels followed, despite not receiving the popularity and accolades that the Air Max Line did because theTailwind was geared toward performance running rather than urban fashion.
Almost a third of a century after its release, the Nike Tailwind lives on in the form of the Nike Tailwind 2010. It features a truncated full-length air unit, similarly seen on the Nike Air Turbulence. It features a mesh upper with a synthetic support unit and a supportive heel, like on the Air Max 2009. The 2010 Tailwind also seems to be Flywire-free, which certainly separates it from the pack. in addition to this yellow/black colourway, a neon green/black and red/black colourway has also been spotted. These are slated for a Fall 2010 release, so stick with Sneaker News for updated info. via NT.