Nike React Presto is a weird and wonderful take on a classic silhouette that’s bound to turn heads, although its certain to not be for everyone. React Presto carries the bootie construction, midfoot cage and heel crash pad of the Nike Air Presto adding React foam underfoot for what is said to be the most comfortable Presto ever.
Other enhancements include fluid, organic midsole geometry whatever that means and Eyestays at the heel and tongue for multiple lacing options. The Nike Presto React is available from May 16 through Nike online and priced at RRP $230.
When the Nike Air Presto arrived in 2000, Nike marketed the sneaker as a “T-shirt for the foot.” It even sold in extra-small to extra-large t-shirt sizing. Each colourway also became a character, crowd-sourced from Nike employees. Characters included Shady Milkman and Unholy Cumulus.
The new React Presto characters/colourways include the sweet but Brutal Honeybee, the cute-turned Rabid Panda and the psychedelic Lava Twist. There are also custom options available through Nike By You design studio. These characters include Chatty Matador, Breezy Thursday and Witness Protection.
React Presto is as unconventional as Nike can get. At least without Virgil Abloh at the helm.