In it’s latest, much bolder stage of evolution, the last 16 years of innovation collide on this newest update of Nike’s ‘T-shirt for your feet’.
This contemporary interpretation fuses the worlds of the obscure Air Presto and Nike’s innovative Flyknit technology to create a mid-top version, completely kitted out in the woven fabric. Following suit with the styling we saw revealed at Nike’s innovation summit earlier this year, the extension of the sock-like upper sits comfortably alongside statement pieces from their football, basketball, and most recently, skateboarding categories.
The distinguishable plastic cage is still present, helping to pull the upper together via the lace eyelets and create that perfect fit, and to further reduce weight the upper sits atop an ‘Ultra’ midsole. The last time we were treated to a mid-top version of the Presto was in the form of 2002’s HTM iteration, the Presto Roam.
We took a brief look back at the history of the Air Presto to discover some of the influences behind the original design, and to find out about some of the rarest pairs that are somewhere out there in the world. You can find that article here.
The Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit launches online and in selected size? stores on Thursday 5th May.