Who should buy the Nike Air Max Pre-Day

Paying homage to the technology that made Nike build its brand globally, the Nike Air Max Pre-Day cues the next era of Nike Air. Buy it if:

  • You're into kicks that combine styles from two generations (the '70s and the current generation).
  • You collect eco-friendly sneakers, particularly those from Nike.
  • Ultra-comfy shoes that give off a classy, sporty vibe are what you're after.

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Who should not buy it

Running-inspired sneakers like the AM Pre-Day can be too cramped around the toes. If you have broad feet, try the Nike Free Run 2 instead.

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Updates to the Nike Air Max Pre-Day

The Air-Sole unit found on the heel of the Pre-Day is the same Air technology seen on the Nike Air Max 1s and the Air Jordans IIIIVV, and VI. Nike re-designed this to conceive a fully exposed Air unit between the midsole and outsole, unlike the classic AM models whose Air units are only seen through a window.

This updated design modernizes the renowned technology to deliver a better underfoot sensation. Its layers underfoot have also been revamped to provide a bouncier feel and enhanced comfort with each step.

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Plush through and though

The Nike Air Max Pre-Day fits the bill as one's day-to-day sneaker, thanks in large part to its responsive Air Max unit and soft foam midsole.

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Inspired stylishness

This kick flaunts an eye-catching futuristic-retro style, reminiscent of the popular Nike AM 270 and ISPA React. Moreover, the distinct look of the Nike Air unit on the heel offers an entirely new vibe from what the fans are used to.

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The Air Max Pre-Day's sticky outsole

Wearing this running-centric sneaker from Nike translates to surefootedness on various man-made surfaces.

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Too tapered at the toes

Reviewers are not very impressed with the shoe's cramped toe box.

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Keeps you on the go

This pair is considered by many users as the bounciest among the Air Max models. Its springy construction mitigates shock and promotes momentum.

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Air Max Pre-Day: Part of the greener earth movement

Another entry to Nike's eco-friendly sneakers, this Move to Zero iteration is constructed with 20% recycled materials.

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Practically featherweight

Wearers rock this kick all day long minus that feeling of clunkiness.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max, Nike Grind
Closure: Laces
Material: Rubber Sole, Nylon / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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