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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Some users admired the lightweight construction of the shoe.
  • Due to its mesh upper material, many users found the Nike Air Presto Fly extremely breathable.
  • Several liked the comfortable feel of the shoe.
  • It comes with a heel pull tab for an easy on and off wear.
  • Many were highly-appreciative of the shoe’s “t-shirt like” feel.
  • Few users admired the supportive feel the Air Presto Fly provides.
  • The Air Presto Fly is a great looking shoe, according to some reviews.
  • Runs true to size.
  • The Air Presto Fly is reasonably-priced.
  • There are multiple color variations available.
  • The women have the option to personalize or customize this sneaker.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few purchasers were disappointed because the shoe was not durable.
  • No customization option for the men’s version.

Bottom line

The uncaged model of the Air Presto comes with modern innovation. Despite the absence of the cage found in original model, it still continues to deliver a breathable upper, lightweight support, and comfortable feel. Just like the original, the shoe still features a “t-shirt like” feel.



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Nike Air Presto Fly History

The Nike Air Presto Fly is a remake of the OG Air Presto which was released during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The OG was marketed as the “t-shirt for your feet”, delivering maximum comfort and sock-like fit. As the pet project of the vaunted trio of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, the shoe looked at advanced technology to blend superior performance and exceptional comfort.

More than just its loud and proud introduction during the Sydney Olympics, Nike also took a more irreverent, albeit more appealing approach in the unveiling of this shoe. The Swoosh took an unprecedented approach by using names on the original colorways with matching musical anchor to pump up the sneaker world’s interest in the Air Presto.

When the Nike Air Presto was made first available to the public, there were 13 colorways, 12 of which were aptly named. The following names were given to the dirty dozen: Shady Milkman, Rabid Panda, Orange Monk, Jack Mackerel, Migraine Fly, Brutal Honey, Rogue Kielbasas, Trouble at Home, Abdominal Snowman, Catfight Shiner, Presto Bill, and Unholy Cumulus. To this day, it remains a mystery why the 13th colorway was left without any name.

Nike made a good job in repurposing the model with minimal changes. With a slimmed down look, Nike removed the molded cage placed in the midfoot of the OG Air Presto. The Air Presto Fly still have the signature Swoosh branding but it was positioned in the upper. It still has the “T-shirt for your feet” feel just like the original.

Through the years, the shoe has been a subject of numerous collaborations, which only added to its ever-growing popularity. Unsurprisingly, it has also found its way into the sneaker cabinet of many of the world’s most famous and highly-entertaining celebrities.

Nike Air Presto Fly Style

The Nike Air Presto Fly has a sporty appearance with modern innovations. The removal of the cage gives the shoe a more Roshe-esque look. The comfortable feel, and sleeker look make it an ideal everyday shoe. As one of the newest streetwear staple of 2017, this shoe goes well with denim shorts, jeans, jogger pants, and skirts.

Fit & Sizing

Runs true to size, the Nike Air Presto Fly offers a sock-like feel. It provides likeable fit to runners with narrow or medium foot measurements. The upper made from breathable mesh is also incredibly flexible, giving a comfortable, enhanced fit. Sizing for the men’s is from 7-14 while sizing for the women’s is from 5 to 11.5

Notable Features

One can clearly notice that the plastic and molded midfoot cage easily jumps out of the silhouette of the Nike Air Presto Fly. It gives the shoe structure and hold as it merely uses a glorified sock as the main upper material. The midfoot cage is also a big reason why the Presto’s silhouette is undoubtedly one of the most trendy and well-liked forms in the entire sneaker world.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Presto Fly features modern innovation with enhanced technologies. Some technologies integrated in the shoe include the stretchable mesh upper for maximum breathability and enhanced fit, IU midsole that also serves as the outsole, rubber pods at the toe and heel area for reliable traction.
  • Flywire cables that are directly connected to the midsole add personalized comfort and lockdown feel.
  • There is a prominent heel tab for convenience during foot entry or exit.