Following on from the initial bring-back of the style last year with a selection of original colourways (with more to come), the Nike Air Presto kicks off another year of activity with a Black/Black monotone make-up.
First introduced in 13 colourways back in 2000 and design led by Tobie Hatfield, the Air Presto was a pre-cursor to the future Nike Free program which released in 2004. The overarching idea was to create a shoe which gave you the movement and flexibility as though you were walking barefoot, but still maintaining an adequate, comfortable fit to support your foot.
The neoprene sockliner and plastic lacing cage did just that, and a lightweight Phylon midsole ensured the sole of your foot was as stable as it could be without compromising on weight gain. Last year size? delved into the Presto’s past and put together a brief history of the obscure runner, looking at some of the stories behind the technology, and some of its interesting past collaborators. Take a look here.
This stripped-back black number is a far cry from the vibrant palette that we’re used to seeing on the mixed material combinations, but falls inline perfectly with the current monotone trend we’ve been seeing across the board for the past few months.
The Nike Air Presto Black/Black will launch in all size? stores and online (from 8:00am via direct links on size? Facebook and Twitter pages) on Monday 11th January, priced at £95.