The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 is an excellent athletic shoe, but if you are big and heavy then you should stray away from this heavily cushioned running shoe from Nike. The problem with THE Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 is the same problem that all of their running shoes with visible Air-soles have. For big and heavy people airsoles will puncture and collapse.
Do not listen to the guy who works at Foot Locker who says not to worry about it because Nike guarantees all of their shoes. Nike does guarantee all of their shoes but after you have the hassle of returning two or three pairs in a row because of a punctured air sole you might get the idea that this shoe is not designed for you and your excessive weight.
For heavy people you should choose a Nike shoe that has an encapsulated air sole. An encapsulated air sole simply means that the air sole is not visible. Air sole still there, but as a heavy person you will not have to worry about puncturing the visible air sole.
A visible air sole is strictly there for style and fashion. People love the visible air sole and so Nike markets and sell numerous shoe models with a visible air sole. A visible air sole can be worn by small and average size people, but big and heavy people need to stay away from visible air soles. Their are a few exceprions to this guideline, but not many when it comes to Nike Running shoes. The Air Max 90 is more of a daily wear shoe as oppposed to a true running shoe, but the Air Max 90 is a great shoe for heavy people even though it has a visible airsole.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 provides enhanced cushioning any visible air sole style running shoe. The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 is not a wise choice for big and heavy runners because of the visible air sole. Even without the air sole being visible the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 is not a good choice for most heavy runners simply because it provides so much cushioning it will tend to stretch your tendons in your heel leading to injury.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 should only be purchased by heavy people who want a casual shoe do not demand certain criteria because they do not use this you for its intended purpose of running. If you want an occasional casual shoe that is comfortable and maybe to wear to work then you will be happy as a heavy person with the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3. If you are the type who buys a shoe and wears it daily until the she wears out in you should not buy the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 if you are a big or heavy person.
A better alternative to the big and heavy person who still wants to heavily cushioned shoe would be the Nike air Pegasus. The decoupled heel provided with a non-visible air sole provides a very cushioning shoe for the big guy yet is much more durable then the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 3 is truly a comfortable shoe, get it is designed more for casual wear as opposed to being a running shoe work by the daily runner training for a marathon. If you arelooking for an extremely durable shoe that will last under long and heavy use, the Nike Tailwind is not the best choice, especially if you are very heavy.