Nike‘s Tailwind line has been enjoying a revival of sorts over the past few years with the relaunch of the OG Tailwind 79 and the Air Max Tailwind IV, so now the Air Max Tailwind V has been brought back for the first time. A classic Nike Running shoe that debuted in 2000, it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary with two lifestyle-geared colorways: “Medium Olive” and “Iron Grey.”
This duo of tonal styles may feature different hues, but steely and earthy shades alike are ubiquitously united in their Nike Sportswear-style accents. Textile uppers feature a wavy warped pattern in place of the 2000 model’s original grid embellishment, and midfoot Swooshes are stitched instead of stamped for added lifestyle flair. Each also features a boldly shaped midfoot piece that rises out of the midsole’s shank to provide a buffer between the woven forefoot and synthetic heel.
Further branding appears on both the tongue and heel, both of which offer hi-vis reflective material to match the shimmering accents on the eyestays. Midsoles are split in two by the aforementioned shank, and feature independent Air Max cushioning units in both the forefoot and the heel. Yellow Air Max Plus-esque Tuned Air badges on the heel complete the look.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind V SP “Iron Grey” is available now via Nike Japan for a tax-included price of ¥18,700 JPY (approximately $170 USD), while the “Medium Olive” is set to release on Nike SNKRS Japan February 27 for the same amount. If collaborations are more your speed, there are also rumors of a Skepta-designed pair will drop this spring.
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