Verdict from 9.8 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers observed that the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid is of excellent quality.  
  • The sneaker has a great fit and feel, lauded several commenters. 
  • Many users were impressed that the kicks were completely waterproof. 
  • Some buyers agreed that it’s an excellent shoe for the winter and fall seasons. 
  • According to a lot of testers, the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid is extremely comfortable to walk in.  
  • The majority of wearers admired the shoe’s style, saying that it looks cool and unique.  
  • A couple of reviewers revealed that they would purchase the sneaker again if they could. 
  • The NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid provides great support, confirmed more than a handful of commenters. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users perceived that the shoe was hard to put on, even with the zippers. 
  • According to one buyer, the sneaker is a tad too stretchy.  
  • A lot of testers were frustrated that it’s difficult to acquire the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid, especially since resellers offer it at high price markups. 

Bottom line

Nike took a classic running shoe and upgraded it to create a cool-looking lifestyle sneaker in the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid. This model took the Air Presto and improved it with signature styling from the Acronym brand, resulting in a comfortable, supportive, and extra stylish ride.

Previously offered at an already premium price, the shoe is currently available at ultra-expensive reseller prices. Indeed, one issue that users complained about is it’s particularly hard to get as it sold out upon release and can’t be found at retailers anymore.

Just like its design, the sizing of the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid is unique, taking after the original sizing of the Air Presto. The shoe is offered from XXXS size, which is equivalent to men’s 4-5, up to XL, equivalent to men’s 14-15. A mesh, neoprene, and leather upper offer a flexible fit for the foot, while the midfoot cage and laces keep the fit tight and secure. A sock-like collar that stops at mid-top height provides support for the ankle. 

Unique and futuristic is how one can describe the head-turning style of the mid-top NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid. It has a lot going on in its elaborate, technical-looking upper, which means that muted colors like earth tones and neutral hues will work best with the shoe.

Shorts and pants, paired with a t-shirt and jacket, hoodie or a sweater can be matched with these kicks. The result is an on-the-go look that’s perfect for hanging out or walking around. Whatever the occasion, this sneaker is sure to stand out.   

Nike signature details can be found all over the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid, balanced with style elements from Acronym. The combination upper is made up of soft neoprene, leather, and lightweight mesh, delivering breathability and comfort all around. Its sock mid-top collar features zippers on both sides for easy wearing. A midfoot TPU cage adds support for side-to-side movement. 

The Acronym brand tag can be found on the collar, while the Swoosh logo is on the midsole, along with the Presto label on the cage. Pull tabs are on the tongue and heel to assist in slipping the foot in and out. There is also a zipper pull tab, which can be put out of the way by fastening it to the metal grommet on the heel.   

In 1964, Nike was founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman as Blue Ribbon Sports. The company was initially a distributor of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, which they sold during track meetups from the trunk of a car. Years later, the company was renamed after the Greek goddess of victory and started to produce its own brand of shoes. Technology and design were the primary focus, and Nike quickly shot up to be one of the top sports brands in the world.

In 2014, the Swoosh decided to create a separate line which would focus more on Nike streetwear rather than athletics, and so the NikeLab was born. Its stores were launched in several cities and online. The premium line was also a way for the brand to showcase how it interacts with other innovative individuals, solidifying its reputation for creativity. NikeLab features a carefully curated collection, including limited editions that celebrate the connection between sports, culture, and design.

One of the line’s sought-after creations is the NikeLab x Acronym Air Presto Mid. The original Air Presto was introduced in the year 2000, marketed as the t-shirt for one’s foot. For this collaboration, Nike called on Germany-based, high-end apparel brand Acronym, which is known for technology-inspired clothes. Released in September 2016, the collaborative model clearly illustrates the style aesthetics of both brands.

This highly stylized sneaker looks edgy and futuristic, perfectly encapsulating the relationship between style and technology. It’s an eye-catching sneaker that’s perfect for fashion-forward individuals who are relentlessly seeking ways to reshape the world through their creative thought. The shoe also offers more than just looks, promising full protection and support.

  • There are three colorways for this model: the multicolored Volt/Hot Lava, the subtle Medium Olive/Dust Black, and the tonal Bamboo/Black.  
  • This sneaker has proved to be very popular with celebrities and music artists. Some of the public figures who were seen wearing the shoe include singers Justin Bieber and John Mayer, rappers Travis Scott, Dave East, and Chance the Rapper, soccer superstar Neymar, reality star Jonathan Cheban, tennis champion Serena Williams, and director Spike Lee.  
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com