However, the now-ubiquitous design was once the daring, controversial vision of a pole vaulter-turned-architect who traces his roots back to the storied track coach Bill Bowerman and Steve Prefontaine-era Oregon Track and Field. Get in contact. S Federal Holidays. The design starts with a dark red cushioning pocket visible through the midsole windows—which looks like lava below the red-to-yellow gradient behind the overlays—to complete a shoe destined to heat up any outfit. Nike has released a number of new Tailwind colorways with throwback styling, including a collaboration with streetwear titan Supreme for a striking red-and-white version. Type keyword s to search. Keep an eye out for new summer colorways, including this sharp white-navy-fuchsia combo for women. According to a documentary , he widened the air pocket of an existing shoe, the Tailwind, and removed some encapsulating heel foam to reveal the air cushion—an inside-out shoe.