Nike Air Presto Size Chart – The Ultimate Guide To Finding Your Perfect Presto Fit!


For those unfamiliar with this unique sizing system, stepping into the world of Nike Air Presto can be a bit perplexing. So if you find their sizing to be weird, here’s the Nike Air Presto size chart for men, women, and kids.

Not only that, but I’m going to be telling you whether you should size up or down or just go true to size. Then, I’m going to quickly review the Acronym x Nike Presto and finish things off with a useful Presto FAQ section.

So before we give you the shoe size charts, let’s start with how their sizing works:


How Nike Air Presto Sizing Works

The sizing is represented by a range of sizes, often labeled with an “XS,” “S,” “M,” “L,” “XL,” or “XXL,” along with a corresponding numerical range.

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. These letters represent different size categories. However, unlike regular clothing where these letters generally correspond to specific measurements, in the case of Nike Air Presto, they represent a range of sizes.

Numerical Range. Alongside the letters, you’ll find a numerical range (e.g., XS (7-8), S (8-9), M (9-10), and so on). This range indicates the approximate foot length that the shoe size can accommodate.

Stretchy Upper. One of the key features of Nike Air Presto shoes is their stretchy upper material that conforms to the shape of your foot. This design allows for a more adaptable fit, which is why the sizing range can cover multiple standard sizes.

Personal Preference. Due to the stretchy nature of the shoe, some people prefer to size down for a snugger fit, while others might choose to size up for a roomier feel. It often depends on personal comfort and the type of fit you prefer.

Another thing to remember is that Prestos don’t come in half sizes, so if you are a half size, you might have to experiment a little bit.


Should You Size Up or Down in Nike Air Presto?

To give you a really quick answer, I compared the Prestos to two Nike shoes and the Adidas UltraBoost.

My size is 9.5 in Nike Jordans, 9.5 in Nike Air Max 90, and 9.5 in Adidas UltraBoost. In these other shoes, I still had a little of breathing room. Compared to a size 9 on the Presto, I found that they’re very similar. The size 9 is just a little bit smaller than the 9.5, but because of this, I can confidently say if you’re 9.5, go 9, 10.5, go 10, and so on.  

With this out of the way, here’s the Nike Presto size chart…


Nike Air Presto Size Chart

US Men’s1 – 33 – 55 – 77 – 99 – 1111 – 1313 – 1515 – 1717 – 19
US Women’s2.5 -4.54.5 – 6.56.5 – 8.58.5 – 10.510.5 – 12.512.5 – 14.514.5 – 16.516.5 – 18.518.5 – 20.5
US Kids1Y – 3Y3Y – 5Y5Y – 7Y7Y – 9Y
UK Men’s0.5 – 2.52.5 – 4.54.5 – 66 – 88 – 1010 – 1212 – 1414 – 1616 – 18
UK Women’s13.5 – 22 – 44- 66 – 88 – 1010 – 1212 – 1414 – 1616 – 18
(CM) Men’s20 -2222 – 23.523.5 – 2525 – 2727 – 2929 – 3131 – 3333 – 3535 – 37
(CM) Women’s20 – 21.521.5 – 23.523.5 – 25.525.5 – 27.527.5 – 29.529.5 – 31.531.5 – 33.533.5 – 35.535.5 – 37.5
EU Men’s32.5 – 3535 – 37.537.5 – 4040 – 42.542.5 – 4545 – 47.547.5 – 49.549.5 – 51.551.5 – 53.5
EU Women’s32 – 3535 – 37.537.5 – 4040 – 42.542.5 – 4545 – 47.547.5 – 5050 – 5252 – 54


Here’s a video explaining Nike Presto sizing…

How to measure your feet for the best fit


Measuring your feet accurately is important when trying to get the right Nike Presto size, as it can greatly enhance your comfort and overall satisfaction with your sneaker.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to measure your feet properly:

What You’ll Need:

  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • A piece of paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Socks similar to the ones you’ll wear with the shoes

Measuring Your Feet:

  1. Find a Flat Surface: Locate a hard and flat surface, like a wood or tile floor. Make sure you’re wearing the type of socks you plan to wear with the shoes.
  2. Place the Paper: Place the piece of paper against the wall, ensuring it’s flush with the edge. This will act as your measuring surface.
  3. Stand Up Straight: Stand up straight with your heel against the wall and your feet flat on the paper. Make sure your weight is evenly distributed.
  4. Mark the Longest Points: Using the pen or pencil, make a mark at the tip of your longest toe (which might not always be the big toe). Also, make a mark at the back of your heel.
  5. Measure the Length: Use the ruler or measuring tape to measure the distance between the two marks you made. This is your foot length.
  6. Repeat for Both Feet: It’s common for feet to be slightly different sizes. Measure both feet and go with the measurement of the larger foot to ensure a comfortable fit.


Additional Tips:

  • Measure Both Feet

As mentioned, feet can have slight variations in size. Make sure to measure both feet and use the larger measurement when determining your shoe size.

  • Time of Day

Feet can swell throughout the day, so it’s best to measure your feet in the evening when they are likely to be at their largest.

  • Shoe Type

Different types of shoes might have different sizing recommendations. For example, running shoes and dress shoes might have slightly different fits.

  • Consider Width

In addition to length, foot width is also important. Some brands offer width options. If your feet are wider or narrower than average, this is something to consider.

  • Sizing Charts

Different brands might have slightly different sizing charts, so be sure to consult the specific brand’s sizing information when choosing a size.

  • Try Before Buying

Because of the unique sizing system, it’s recommended to try on a pair of Nike Air Presto shoes before purchasing them.

Remember, sizing can vary slightly between different shoe models and even across different releases.


Nike Air Presto Mid x Acronym


If you weren’t aware, Acronym was an independent design firm co-founded by Errolson Hugh in 1994. They’re a Munich-based company whose design has a very sort of tactical equipment sort of vibe to it.

In addition to that, they try to keep their branding very minimal and most of their products are monochromatic. It was kind of ironic because when you look at the Acronym X Nike Presto, this is anything but that.

As I’m sure you know, this isn’t the first collaboration between Acronym and Nike. They actually had their very first collaboration in 2016 when they designed the sneaker for the first time.

At the time, I wasn’t a huge fan of the way that the shoe looked because, in my opinion, it was a little too crazy, which is funny because this Acronym Presto is like 10x more crazy than that shoe was.

But over the years and just like most folks out there, my tastes have definitely changed. I like crazy things as long as they’re crazy for a reason, and this Acronym x Presto is definitely crazy.

The original Acronym Presto Mid from 2016 was a brand-new silhouette, but it looks like this time around, Acronym and Nike are actually using that same silhouette and just changing up the color.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at Acronym Presto Mid…




Starting off from the toe of the sneaker, you’ve got this really bright neon pink stretchy fabric.

Even though this is a super thin stretchy material, it actually has this thicker mesh underlay to give it a little bit more structure and also some durability.

But even with that thicker underlay, it is still very breathable, which I appreciate.

Around the toe of the sneaker, you’ve got this TPU mudguard with this white and black arrow design to it. The direction of the arrows on either side point outward, which I think is a pretty cool touch.

One thing that kind of bums me out about my particular pair is that there are some pretty obvious glue marks around the edge of the toe. It’s not a big deal, but it’s there and you should be aware of that.

In the center of the toe, you’ve got this black embroidered Nike Swoosh and, of course, because the color of the toe is so bright, it provides some really nice contrast.

On both sides of the toe, we’ve got these black pieces of fuse overlay. This is totally not important at all, but one thing that they added from the 2016 version is an extra little circle of fuse overlay right there. Maybe it helps prevent the midfoot cage from rubbing against your foot.

Moving up the shoe, dividing the toe from the tongue portion of the sneaker, you’ve got this bright neon green panel.

I would assume this panel is primarily there to cover up the seam between the two different portions of the shoe, but it also has Acronym branding printed in black repeating around it.


Continuing even farther up the shoe, you get these black laces. Underneath the laces, you get to this blue mesh tongue. Underneath the mesh, you have this larger diamond pattern underlay. This underlay definitely adds some nice texture to the tongue of the sneaker.



Moving inside the shoe, you’ve got this black mesh sock liner on the back of the tongue. However, on the back of the heel area, you’ve actually got this black leather which I think is a pretty nice touch.


Then moving even farther inside the shoe, you get to this white tumbled faux leather insole. I really love little touches like that to give the shoe a more premium feel. Even though it’s probably not real leather, it still makes the shoe look nice, which I appreciate.

The heel of the insole is rounded off with the Acronym logo and Nike Air branding.



As for fit, the Acronym Nike Presto Mid generally fits true to size, but most people might need to size down a bit.


Midfoot Cage

Continuing back on the sneaker, you get to your white and black midfoot cage. As you can probably tell, this midfoot cage has the same arrow pattern that can be found on the front of the sneaker.

Even though this pattern is really kind of crazy and kind of out there, I really love the fact that it sort of gives the shoe some movement. It’s a nice touch.

Continuing even farther back on the shoe, you find some of that signature Acronym detailing. What I mean by that is this very utilitarian-looking zipper detail on the heel…



You’ve got zippers on both sides of the shoe and they’re actually connected by this sort of bungee cable. Even though the zippers do look a little bit excessive, they do actually make it a lot easier to put your foot into the sneaker.

At the top of each zipper, you’ve got this black leather pull tab. And on the back of this cable that holds both of the zippers together, you’ve actually got this snap fit that actually keeps it from sort of jiggling around when you’re walking.

On each zipper, you’ve actually got Acronym’s logo. On the medial side of the shoe, you have the full logo, and on the lateral side, you have the shortened logo.

For me, it’s the attention to detail on even the small things that really make the Acronym Presto Mid stand out.




Moving around to the back of the shoe, you’ve got this TPU heel counter that also has this black and white arrow print on it. Just above that, you’ve got another black leather accent that definitely gives the shoe a more premium feel.

Midsole & Outsole


Moving down the sneaker, you get to your signature Presto midsole with a black Nike Swoosh. The midsole is also split up into two different parts by color. The top half is white and the bottom half is black.

Finally moving through the bottom of the sneaker, you get to your black Duralon rubber outsole.

Overall, the Acronym Nike Presto Mid is a crazy out-there sneaker but one that I think is dope.

The color on the shoe is super vibrant, which really makes it stand out and I really like the overall construction and shape of the silhouette.

I think Nike and Acronym absolutely knocked it out of the park for this collaboration.

Nike Air Presto FAQs

Do Nike Presto fit true to size?

If you’re wondering how the Nike Prestos fit, in general, the Nike Presto fits true to size (TTS). But while some people find that Nike Presto shoes fit true to size, others might prefer to size up or down based on how they want the shoe to fit.

Because of the stretchy upper material and individual foot shape, it’s recommended to try them on if possible for the best fit.

What size is XS in Nike Presto?

A size XS in Nike Presto translates to US men’s 5 – 7, US women’s 6.5 – 8.5, UK men’s 4.5 – 6, UK women’s 4- 6, EU men’s 37.5 – 40, EU women’s 37.5 – 40, and kid’s 5Y – 7Y.

Are Nike Air Presto comfy?

With its snug and pillow comfort next to your skin, the Nike Air Presto is super comfortable and so light for day-to-day wear.

As for the Nike React Presto, this shoe has one of the most comfortable midsole materials available on the market. If you’ve worn something like the Nike Element React 87 before, you pretty much know exactly what this React midsole feels like and that’s a super cushioned super comfortable ride.


Are Nike Air Prestos good for walking?

Yes, Nike Air Prestos are generally good for walking. Their comfortable cushioning and lightweight design make them suitable for walking activities.

Are Nike Prestos still in style?

Yes, Nike Air Prestos are still considered stylish. They have maintained a presence in the fashion world due to their unique design, comfort, and versatility. While trends can shift, the distinctive look of Prestos continues to appeal to many sneaker enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals.


Are Nike Presto breathable?

Yes, Nike Presto shoes are known for their breathability. The stretchy mesh upper design allows for ample airflow, helping to keep your feet cool and comfortable during various activities.

Are Nike Prestos good for lifting?

Nike Prestos are not typically recommended for lifting weights. While they offer comfort and style, they may not provide the necessary stability and support needed for lifting heavy weights.

Shoes specifically designed for weightlifting, with features like a flat midsole and a hard stable outsole, are generally a better choice to ensure proper form and safety during lifting exercises.

There you have it. Along with the Nike Air Presto size chart, we did our best to make sure you understand their sizing system and also provide you with answers to some of the most pertinent questions about the Prestos.

See you in the next one 🙂

About Eric Barber

Eric Barber is a happy father of two little angels, a husband, and a runner. He eats, sleeps, and dreams anything foot related: running shoes, walking shoes, sneakers, you name it. It all started when Eric was a shoe store specialist watching and fitting people's feet day in and day out.

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