The Air Max Tailwind IV is a striking 1999 design from Nike’s archive enshrined throughout subcultures across the world. As a status symbol, the Tailwind IV owes a large portion of its fame to Australia during its prominence in the early 2000s.

The catalyst for Air bag technology is the 1979 Tailwind, originally inspired by a NASA aerospace engineer. The sneaker featured encapsulated Air in its sole design, a system that would eventually become Air Max technology in the 1987.

Evolving the 1979 design, the Tailwind IV is known for its striking ribbed details, thick mesh and multi-window Air sole. For its 20th year, Nike have listened to the fans and resurrect the ‘90s classic in original spec.

The Air Max Tailwind IV “Volt” kicks off the comeback in extremely limited numbers on 20.4.19 at Hype DC.

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Product Details

Name: Nike Sportswear Air Max Tailwind IV
Style Code: AQ2567-100
Release Date: 20.4.2019
Time: 9AM
Price: AUD $229.99
Sizes: Men's US 7-13
Where to buy: Online and in-store:

  • NSW: Pitt St Mall