Who should buy the Nike Air Max Tailwind 8

The 8th version of the Nike Tailwind is the solid shoe for you if:

  • You want a visually appealing shoe to partner with your endurance training
  • You want a neutral shoe to use for all-day wear and or/daily or long-distance running

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Updates to The Nike Air Max Tailwind 8

  • Lighter mesh with larger holes in the forefoot to make runs cooler than before
  • Visible new Flywire cables
  • Slightly more padded collar and tongue
  • Little nubs in the outsole threads, which make the traction better.

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Nike's Durable BRS 1000 carbon rubber

Durable BRS 1000 carbon rubber in areas prone to wear and tear provides better durability. Nike designed the outsole with deep flex grooves for more flexibility and better transition. As mentioned, the treads are topped with nubs for improved traction.

Nike Air Max Tailwind 8 outsole

Shock absorbing midsole in Air Max Tailwind 8

Nike’s patented Air sole units are located in the midsole for shock-absorbing features. This technology is paired with a full-length Cushlon foam for responsive cushioning.

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Cooler lightweight support

The upper uses slightly wider mesh netting for breathability while the Flywire cables deliver superior lightweight support. A very soft inner sleeve increases comfort and makes sockless running a very good option.

Nike Air Max Tailwind 8 upper mesh

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 379g / Women 311g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 22mm / Women 20mm
Heel height: Men 32mm / Women 30mm
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.