Nike Air Presto ‘Comet Red’

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UX5A8461Following on from the initial bring-back of the style last year with a selection of original colourways (with plenty more to come), the Nike Air Presto returns this week in the Comet Red rendition, also known as ‘Rogue Kielbasa’.

First introduced in 13 colourways back in 2000 and design led by Tobie Hatfield, the Air Presto was a pre-cursor to the future Nike Free program which released in 2004.  The overarching idea was to create a shoe which gave you the movement and flexibility as though you were walking barefoot, but still maintaining an adequate, comfortable fit to support your foot.

The neoprene sockliner and plastic lace cage did just that, and a lightweight Phylon midsole ensured the sole of your foot was as stable as it could be without compromising on weight gain.  Last year we delved into the Presto’s past and put together a brief history of the obscure runner, looking at some of the stories behind the technology, and some of its interesting past collaborators.  Take a look here.

The Nike Air Presto ‘Comet Red’ launches online and in selected size? stores on Friday 19th February.


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