Who should buy the Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

This sporty sneaker from Nike is a great choice if:

  • You are looking for a mid-cut shoe good for running
  • You want a good grip since this has a lace and a zipper
  • You are adding a shoe to your collection that is fit for winter and fall

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility logo

Exceptional style of Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

In terms of style, the Nike Air Presto Mid Utility can certainly make some heads turn with its sock-like fit and minimalist look perfect for the winter months.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility fit

The cleat-shaped upper makes it the perfect working shoe for those who have extended hours of walking on the job or those who simply need to walk a few extra miles during the winter.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility upper

Its water-repellent material also helps users continue with their strides in their warm and cozy winter clothing while wearing extra light footwear.

Notable features of Air Presto Mid Utility

The wise combination of materials for the Nike Air Presto Mid Utility may be its prominent feature.

This includes thermal insulation and a weather-resistant finish to keep the foot warm and dry during the colder months.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility style

The shoe also features TPU molded midfoot cage and lacing system for lightweight support.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility lace 1

For a durable feel and flexible traction, the shoes also have a Duralon rubber outsole with reinforced sticky rubber at the heel and flex grooves to support various types of movement on wet and dry ground surfaces.

History of Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

In 1996, Tobie Hatfield, Nike Senior Director of Athlete Innovation, was in Korea at that time and it made an impression on him to design a shoe that would deliver unrivaled fit and comfort.

He conceptualized the V-notch, a carved-out area by the ankle intended to improve fit.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility ankle

However, it was only after four years, in 2000, when Hatfield’s idea became the Nike Air Presto

Nike’s materials team did not disappoint after they introduced the idea of using spacer mesh, a material used extensively in the medical field.

Spacer Mesh is a breathable material yet has a promising cushion and elasticity which can stretch to different directions.

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility elastic

Now that the design and materials have been conceptualized, fitting comes next and Hatfield has another out-of-the-box idea of bringing in a different sizing game for the Presto with sizes ranging from extra small to extra-large, sort of a T-shirt for the foot idea.

It was a bold idea for the multi-billion-dollar shoe brand to release a running shoe in bold and several colorways, giving the shoe and its wearer more character.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Presto
Style: Sporty, Sneakerboots
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Presto
Closure: Laces, Zipper
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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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.