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After a limited release in Hawaii timed with the Honolulu Marathon on November 30, 1978, Nike introduces the Tailwind in early 1979. This is the first running shoe with Nike Air, the technologically advanced, patented Air-Sole cushioning system. Nike's Exeter research and design lab creates the first outsole mold using computer-aided design on March 1, 1979.
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