Nike Air Tailwind 79

The return of the classic Air Tailwind 79, the first-ever shoe to house the company’s patented Air-cushioned innovation embedded within the midsole. The sneaker’s Nike Air unit was developed by NASA engineer Frank Rudy in 1978 when the kicks made their debut at the Honolulu Marathon. A year later, the Swoosh released the Tailwind for runners as the world’s first shoe boasting the revolutionary air-cushioning system. This breakthrough would lay the foundation for Nike running sneakers for years to come.