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The other day we announced the re-introduction of the iconic Nike Tailwind 79. Today we take a detailed look at the sneaker, which woud start a new era in athletic footwear.

After unleashing its proprietary cushioning technology, Nike Air, in 1978, the brand produced a limited run of 230 pairs of the Tailwind model for the 1978 Honolulu Marathon. Releasing in a met silver/blue spark colorway, the sneaker comes with a non-stretch mesh upper, ankle collar, extended heel counter, air sole and solid rubber waffle outsole.

With the Nike Air Tailwind Vintage QS, the Swoosh stays entirely true to the original, both in terms of materials and colors, even including the original patent of the outsole, embossed on it.

A prelaunch of the sneaker will take place on January 19th, at Firmament Berlin.

Photography: Highsnobiety

Many more detailed images of the sneaker follow after the jump.

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