Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of reviewers commend the Nike Air Max Tailwind IV for the exceptional comfort it offers.
  • Several wearers mention that the pair stands out and that when they put on the shoe, they get a lot of compliments.
  • Plenty of the sneaker's end-users find the shoe stylish.
  • Similar to its siblings, the Air Max Tailwind IV is exceptionally durable, according to some buyers.
  • A number of users give emphasis on the bold yet beautiful colorways of this pair.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Despite being generally good as it is, one suggests making the lacing system of the Nike Air Max Tailwind IV easier.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Max Tailwind IV is an old school sneaker that will surely catch the eyes of many people due to its bold colorways. It has an impressive modern look, which is available in a variety of tones, allowing it to go well with any outfit. Aside from the pair's top-notch design, the comfortability it offers is first-rate, consistent with the Air Max series, providing its wearers long-lasting coziness despite being on their feet the entire day.

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Good to know

Nike designed the Air Max Tailwind IV in a way that it accommodates both men and women without the ladies needing to convert their sizes.

Synthetic leather and fabric were the materials used for its upper for excellent durability. In addition, because of the materials used, the feet of the users are held in place better, and the shoe has more support. It is also designed with a lace closure that you can adjust for a customized fit.

The Nike Air Max Tailwind IV is a lifestyle sneaker, which gives off both a vintage look and a streetwear look. This pair gives an updated look to its original silhouette from the 90s while showcasing the same low-top design and craftsmanship that is of the highest class.

Due to having a wide range of colorways, its fashion statement is limitless. However, among these sets of colors, the black version of this shoe stood out the most.

Those who have this casual shoe can easily pair this with whatever is in their closets. Wearers can easily slay this pair while wearing pants, joggers, or shorts paired with a plain shirt to compliment the shoe's loud color.

The newly released version of the Air Max Tailwind boasts a set of bold colorways, which makes it easy to identify even from afar. It is also styled with ribbed side panels, giving the shoe a more techy, retro sportswear attitude. The outstanding upper of the shoe is sitting on the famous Max Air sole unit.

In the year 1978, the revolutionary Air technology was introduced by Nike. Since then, the said technology has been widely used in many of Swoosh's products. The Nike Tailwind, which debuted in Hawaii for the Honolulu Marathon, became a revolutionary shoe for its cushioning, for it was the first shoe to feature a full-length Nike Air.

Years later, the fourth chapter of the Air Max Tailwind series was released. Its silhouette was initially made available as a running shoe that is available in a wide array of colorways. However, when it was re-released in the 2000s, it transitioned from being a sporty model to becoming a lifestyle shoe.

  • The Nike Air Max Tailwind IV has a durable rubber outsole that provides superb traction even on wet surfaces.
  • The Max Air technology used in this shoe gives lightweight cushioning.
  • The flex grooves the shoe features in the outsole bend with the foot.
  • The Nike Air Max Tailwind IV "20th Anniversary" exclusive takes its inspiration from an unreleased colorway of the 1979 Nike Air Tailwind.
  • The left tongue of the exclusive Air Max Tailwind IV is printed with a distinctive "20th anniversary" branding.


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