April 18, 2016
Images of this sneaker (the all-white is obviously a favourite) have been circulating the web for a while now, but Nike has finally put out official word for it – the Air Presto is now the newest member of the brand’s famed Flyknit family. Originally released in 2000, this shoe rose through the ranks because of its slip-on sock-like construction, which were considered very unusual, unique and fresh back then, and for its breathable and lightweight build. Fast forward 16 years later and you get the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit. Nike used the blueprint of the OG Air Presto and improved it with an adaptable Flyknit upper, which provides stretch at the collar, ventilation in the toe and tongue and support in the heel and underneath the toecap. This mid-cut collar provides a modern aesthetic for the Air Presto Ultra Flyknit, paving the way for a reworked TPU cage to fit this silhouette’s new upper and ultra tooling with rubber in high-contact wear areas to improve comfort and durability.
Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit, $265. Available at Seek (ION Orchard, #B4-23/24) from 5 May.