Nike Strips Down the Air Presto to Make it ‘Fly’

Nobody is more prolific than the Swoosh when it comes to repurposing old models into new silhouettes by making slight changes. The latest victim of Nike’s “recycling” is the Air Presto.

By removing the molded cage that was located on the midfoot of the original Air Presto, Nike creates a model it’s calling the Air Presto Fly. Fans of the OG Air Presto will most likely enjoy this slimmed down version, but if you weren’t a fan of the original, this simpler “re-imagining” of the Air Presto might interest you with its sleeker look.

No word on an official release date for the Nike Air Presto Fly but keep it locked right here to for any upcoming information regarding a release.


Via: Hypebeast


  1. It is hard not to sound negative when talking about Nike releases lately.
    What i’m waiting for regarding the Presto Line is a return of the Nike Air Presto Chanjo.
    They would serve a purpose. Without the heel cap there were perfect to be used as slippers at home as well as casual shoes after a basketball game.
    Looking at the Presto Fly the only question that comes to my mind is what’s the point? Just a different look without the plastic cage? What for?
    There were about 5 or 6 different styles of Presto Models back in the days and they all would be a better release than simply taking away a feature and call it a day.
    I’m really not a nostalgic guy who thinks that everything was better in the past but Nike was.
    It feels like the one ingridient that made Nike once great is missing. Love.
    So please Nike find some inspiration or just stop and do something else. If it is really only about the money part you are missing the essence of your business plan no matter how good the number might look in your eyes.

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