Who should buy the Nike Air Precision

This Nike Basketball shoe is a great match for you if:

  • You are after a shoe with reliable traction on indoor and outdoor courts
  • You want a pair with excellent lockdown for a secure fit

Nike Air Precision logo

Who should not buy the Nike Air Precision

According to some verified buyers, this pair has a narrow fit. So, if you have wide feet, this might not be a great deal for you; try checking out Nike Air Max CB34 for a comfortable fit. You can also opt for Nike Kyrie 7 if you are after a softer and well-cushioned shoe.

Nike Air Precision midsole

Not so soft

The cushioning is hard - it's not a "walking on air" experience according to a wearer. It is very firm so these might not be the best for casual wear as hoopers have said. 

Impressive heel technology

Basketball players are pleased with the Nike Air Precision's heel, commenting that it provides a stable and comfortable feeling. This pair has the tried and tested encapsulated Air-sole unit surrounded by a Phylon foam and that is what is supporting the weight of its wearer.

Nike Air Precision heel

According to some, this Nike basketball shoe can accommodate the ankle braces of those who need extra support because of some ankle problems.

Grippy on any surface

Similar to the Jordan Why Not series, several mentioned that this shoe showed good grip both on clean and dusty courts. The shoe’s outsole sports a multidirectional herringbone pattern that uniquely comes in two layers.

Nike Air Precision outsole

A secondary pattern underneath goes against the grain of the primary one. Many mentioned that this unique configuration has enhanced sole friction that enables them to change directions or propel forward quickly.

Save the Nike Air Precision for outdoors

Several wearers say that the Nike Air Precision is suitable for outdoor use due to its solid rubber outsole and dense midsole foam.

Nike Air Precision side midsole

Narrow fit

A couple of players also report that the Nike Air Precision runs tight. So players who plan to buy this purchase are recommended to fit the shoe on personally in your local shoe shop.

Nike Air Precision insole

Even with the snug fit, the shoe is easy to put on and off due to the height of the ankle collar according to verified buyers.

Reliable lockdown system

People who bought this pair commend the shoe's traditional lacing setup which allows them to tighten the fit and push their foot to the footbed comfortably and securely. What helps here are the two lace loops right above the midfoot that pull the upper material toward the center.

Nike Air Precision laces

Materials of the Nike Air Precision

  • The Nike basketball shoes’ upper is made of a breathable mesh material that is backed by a layer of foam.
  • The upper is internally lined with a soft textile.
  • There are fuse overlays in high-wear areas like the toe rand and the space around lace holes for increased durability.
  • The tongue is also thickly padded to reduce any discomfort from tightening the laces.
  • An encapsulated Air-sole unit is embedded in the heel area of the phylon midsole cushion.
  • The outsole is made of a solid rubber compound.

Nike Air Precision collar

The Nike Air Precision is light and breathable

With its uppers and midsoles made from light materials, several commented that the shoe is light which enables them to run fast. 

Nike Air Precision toebox

A couple of athletes also said that the mesh upper of the shoe provides ample breathability.

Rock the court and streets

A mid-top basketball shoe that is clean and sleek, many casual wearers attested that the Nike Air Precision looks good with cropped jeans or shorts. For outfits that require a shoe that isn’t too flashy, this sneaker fits the bill. The Nike Swoosh can be found on the lateral, medial, and bottom sides of the shoe. “AIR Precision” is embossed on the tongue while “AIR” is at the back of the heel.

Nike Air Precision side

Nike Air Precision: Colorways

The Nike Air Precision is available in seven colorways:

  • Black/Blue/White
  • Black/White
  • Gold/Black
  • Gray/Black/Aqua
  • Infrared/Deep Blue
  • Light Gray/Navy Blue
  • White/Black

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Air
Features: Ankle support / Outdoor
Colorways: Black / Grey / White / Red / Blue
SKUs: 898452006 / 898455001 / 898455005 / 898455006 / 898455100 / 898455102 / 898455400 / 898455401 / 898455600 / 898455601

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.