Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $100
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

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.