The sneaker world has once again turned to one of its most legendary originals – the all-white Nike Air Presto trainers. Designed by Tobie Hatfield the younger brother of famous Nike designer Tinker Hatfield on the Air Presto was first released back in the late ’90s and has since become a staple in the likes of both professional and casual sneaker circles alike. While many of its predecessors have seen major declines in sales over the past few years, the Air Presto has remained strong, thanks in no small part to its simple, yet incredibly powerful design. With a full range of different colorways currently available, it’s easy to see why this brand of sneaker is so beloved.
Originally introduced as a T-shirt for the feet, the Nike Air Presto has evolved into one of the most versatile sneaker lines in history. It first made an appearance as a soft-soled trainer, featuring a premium rubber sole that allowed for a fluid, cushioned ride. Following the release of its street-ready counterpart, the Air Presto’s design was modernized, becoming much more aggressive in design and functionality. It’s signature look is a colloquial reference to Tinker Hatfield’s eponymous shoe-making business, and the gold and purple hue is a modern twist on Tinker’s classic green and white color scheme. However, the most recent incarnations of these brilliant trainers are decidedly retro, retaining the same sleek, low-profile construction that made them so popular in the first place.
The majority of sneaker releases these days tend to use high-gloss, plastic uppers. However, the Air Presto’s durable rubber outerwear and comfortable Vibram leather strap make it a great option for those looking for a sturdy sneaker. Its simple, but striking style makes it an ideal addition to any man’s wardrobe. Available in black, gold, and gray, the Presto is an incredibly versatile piece of footwear that is sure to become a staple in any man’s gym bag. To find out more about these wonderful trainers, please visit the official MensNike site today.