Verdict from 15 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Cushy: Sneaker fans say the Nike React Presto Flyknit’s midsole is softer than most Adidas Boost kicks.
  • Comfy: Its comfort level is almost similar to “walking on pillows.” It doesn’t hurt the feet and back even when used frequently on hard surfaces.
  • Smooth heel: Its raised rear collar doesn’t rub against the heel. It’s more spongy than the React Element 55, which has the same heel structure. 
  • Eco-friendly: Segments of the rubber bottom are built from recycled factory materials. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Rough lining: Sneaker wearers hoped the inner walls on the forefoot came with a smooth fabric. 
  • Rigid cover: The Flyknit material across the shoe's top isn’t as soft and stretchy as the neoprene material on the Nike React Presto and the premium version.  
  • Narrow opening: Its bootie-like collar won't open out as much as the other Nike React Presto kicks.

Bottom line

Do you want a sneaker that’s stable yet soft and springy at the same time? Nike, home of innovative sneakers, helps you cut to the chase by offering the React Presto Flynit as an answer. Its React foam cushioning does all the wonders, from absorbing shock to giving you all the comfort you’d need to keep you on your feet throughout the day. 

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Nike React Presto Flyknit soars with a woven finish 

Nike stretches its much sought-after Presto line with a performance-based sole without stripping off its streetwear vibe. Nike React Presto Flyknit benefits from the lightweight and comfy makeup of the React sole found in many Swoosh running shoes. It’s the same soft underfoot padding you can enjoy from the React Element sneakers. The comfort level is a notch higher than what you’ll get from the Nike Lunarlon kicks.

Plus factors of the React Presto Flyknit 

Durable. The Flyknit weaving that takes up the entire bootie-structured upper won’t break apart easily. Different knit patterns complete the cover with a thicker and tighter arrangement in high wear areas.

Supportive. Like most Air Presto kicks, this sneaker is made with a plasticky midfoot ribcage-looking lacing system that helps give this shoe a lockdown feel. 

Mother Earth-friendly. Nike Grind, a technology that repurposes scrap manufacturing materials, is injected into the underside. Its speckled design isn’t only aesthetically pleasing but sustainable too. You may check out other sneakers with the same earth-loving components here


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