The Air Presto has a long and well-documented history, especially in the midst of its resurgence in recent years.
Released at the dawn of the new millennium, and born out of Nike's storied Alpha Project, the ahead-of-its-time design was the ultimate minimalist runner and, rather conveniently, as comfy as a pair of house slippers. Since its debut nearly two decades ago, the Presto has been the perfect canvas for some of the Swoosh's more modern tech, including Lunarlon midsoles, Flyknit construction, Ultra tooling, and React cushioning. The beloved classic has even been re-worked by the likes of Errolson Hugh and Virgil Abloh into a couple of the most sought-after colabs to touch down in recent memory.
However, long before the Presto made its big comeback in the mid- to late-2010s, Nike had a full-blown Presto lineup that included a bevy of mostly forgotten gems. With that in mind, we've decided to highlight just a few of our many favourites – as well as the original classic – and what exactly they brought to the table.
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