Who should buy the Nike Air Presto Fly

This sporty Nike shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a lightweight shoe inspired by running
  • You want a great-looking sneaker that comes at an affordable price

Nike Air Presto Fly Logo

Style of the Nike Air Presto Fly

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 and streamlined appearance. Its comfortable feel and sleek look make it an ideal everyday shoe.

As one of the newest streetwear staples of 2017, this shoe goes well with denim shorts, jeans, jogger pants, and skirts.

Nike Air Presto Fly Mesh Upper

Notable Features

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

Nike Air Presto Fly Midsole

However, in the Nike Air Presto Fly, the TPU midfoot cage is removed and replaced by a concealed Flywire lacing system that creates a minimalist and sleek look and lightweight feel. There is a prominent heel tab for convenience during foot entry or exit.

Nike Air Presto Fly Outsole

The Nike Air Presto Fly features modern innovation with enhanced technologies. Some technologies integrated into the shoe include a 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.

Nike Air Presto Fly laces

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 a 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.

Nike Air Presto Fly Shoe mouth

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

Nike Air Presto Fly Upper

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Presto
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Flywire, Nike Air, Nike Presto
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Designed by: Tobie Hatfield

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.