#20Under20: The 20 Best Nike Running Shoes From 1992 to 2012

Here at Nice Kicks, the majority of our staff and our community are sneakerheads first and runners second (if at all). With that said, the running category is one of the biggest, broadest, and most important in the footwear realm. Keeping fast feet fly and fly feet fast, Nike Running has married style and innovation in a manner that defines our market. For this installment of #20Under20, we count down the best Nike running shoes from the last two decades.

20. Nike Air Max Tailwind 96

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Cushioning: Air Max
Year: 1996

Could a runner be aggressive? Nike said yes. The Air Max Tailwind 96 brought new edge to the alternative AM series offering big cushioning, jagged lines, and slanted branding.