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Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God is not only mega successful due to its celebrity co-signs and popularity with younger consumers, the label’s footwear offering ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to aesthetic, design, and price point, too, attracting a wide range of sneakerheads. Fear of God sneakers created in-house by the label tend to sway more towards high-end streetwear fashion, using leathers and suedes, while Fear of God collaborations with the likes of Nike and Vans take popular models and redesign them through Lorenzo’s distinct lens.

Fear of God shoes are heavily influenced by Lorenzo’s own childhood and what the designer wore growing up, which is why you’ll see in-house designs such as the Skate Mid or Lace Up, which are more fashion-conscious versions of existing Vans models. The Nike Fear of God collaborations also tap into the designer’s childhood, taking some of his favorite sneakers over the years and adding a Fear of God twist to them — most notably the Nike Air Max 180-style Air bag on the custom sole unit.

As with most brands that have both in-house footwear collections and collaborative projects, it can become hard to keep track of Fear of God sneakers when different collections and special projects are constantly being released all year. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most important Fear of God sneaker releases of the past few years, ranging from in-house designs to Lorenzo’s popular Nike, Vans, and Converse collaborations.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Oatmeal”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Oatmeal”

Key Features: The sneaker is technically a performance basketball sneaker, crafted using a Fear of God last flown in specially from Italy. The high-top mesh upper provides ankle support, while the sole unit features double-stacked Zoom Air cushioning.

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Editor’s Notes: Following three vividly eye-catching versions of the Air Fear of God, Jerry Lorenzo and Nike linked up on a more subtle colorway, called “Oatmeal.” The high-top design fused a distinct military aesthetic with that of performance basketball.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Black”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Black”

Key Features: Jerry Lorenzo nods to Allen Iverson’s classic Reebok Question Mid signature shoe with this Air Fear of God 1 silhouette. The color-blocking at the toe takes inspiration from Iverson’s signature shoe. The performance basketball sneaker features a tonal upper and contrasting mini Swoosh on the lateral side, finished off with tonal stitching and thick black rope laces.

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Editor’s Notes: To officially announce the release of his Nike Air Fear of God 1 “The Question,” Lorenzo enlisted legendary sports photographer Gary Land. Land’s editorial celebrated Allen Iverson (aka “The Answer”), and his influence on Lorenzo. The editorial reimagined some of the basketball star’s most iconic and intimate images.

Fear of God 101 Low Top “Black Suede”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: 101 Low Top “Black Suede”

Key Features: The low-top silhouette is done up in black Italian suede, then featuring a cream leather heel piece, white sole, black cotton laces, and black leather binding on the tongue.

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Editor’s Notes: A follow-up to the colorways exclusively released at [email protected], with new colorways that included variations on bone, cappuccino, and vintage black. Each pair was made in Italy with both men and women’s sizing available.

Fear of God x Converse Chuck Taylor “Natural/Black”

Brand: Fear of God x Converse

Model: Chuck Taylor “Natural/Black”

Key Features: The high top Fear of God x Converse collaboration arrives in canvas construction, contrasting tongues and toe bumpers, off-white soles, white laces and branded insoles.

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Editor’s Notes: Fear of God‘s ESSENTIALS diffusion line worked alongside PacSun for this collaborative release, presenting two colorways of the iconic Chuck Taylor.

The Chucks came optioned in white as well as black, each with contrasting tongues and toe bumpers. Featuring Converse‘s signature All Star logo on the medial side, the kicks also arrived in branded insoles and white laces.

Fear of God x Nike Air Shoot Around “Light”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Shoot Around “Light”

Key Features: The sneaker features a double-stacked Zoom Air cushioning sole similar to the Fear of God 1, with an Air Max 180-inspired Air unit. The upper is made of leather. The Fear of God 1’s lacing system is replaced by a lightweight collar strap and laces around the ankle. Swoosh branding finishes off the look.

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Editor’s Notes: While the Air Shoot Around featured the same high-top silhouette, heel zip, and double-stacked Zoom Air midsole unit as the Fear of God 1, the major differences between the two models were seen in the lacing systems, collar straps and Swoosh branding.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Moccasin “Particle Beige”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God Moccasin “Particle Beige”

Key Features: The Moccasin model features a laceless forefoot with toggle lacing at the heel, a large midfoot strap and what appears to be a nylon upper completing the moccasin-inspired look. Like designer Jerry Lorenzo’s Nike Fear of God 1, the shoe boasts a hefty sole unit with double-stacked Zoom technology inspired by the Air Max 180.

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Editor’s Notes: The silhouette arrived in both a “Particle Beige” and black colorway, showcasing a laceless upper with a midfoot strap and toggle lacing system at the heel.

Fear of God x Nike Air Skylon 2 “Light Bone”

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Brands: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Skylon 2 “Light Bone”

Key Features: The sneaker features a mixed-material upper composed of suede, mesh, and leather accents. A perforated tongue is paired with transparent Swooshes on the side panels, a toggle lacing system, and Fear of God branding stitched on the lateral heel. An “Air Fear of God” logo on each insole completes the look.

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Editor’s Notes: The Fear of God x Nike Air Sklyon 2 in “Light Bone” model was the first to drop as part of designer Jerry Lorenzo’s partnership with Nike, which spawned into five silhouettes, four of which were original. The Air Skylon 2, the only existing Nike model to have been given the Lorenzo rework, was available in white and black in December 2018.

The classic runner was elevated with distinctive details and came in a clean, tonal aesthetic.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Raid “Light Bone”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God Raid “Light Bone”

Key Features: The mid-cut silhouette boasts a chukka-style design, done up in leather. The standout element of the sneaker comes in the form of two straps that criss-cross at the forefoot and extend to the heel. The Air Fear of God 180 also features a double-stacked Zoom Air unit, with Swoosh branding wrapped around the heel and Fear of God tagging on the midsole.

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Editor’s Notes: Released in collaboration with Jerry Lorenzo’s innovation, the model arrived finished in a “Light Bone” colorway running along the entire upper.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Raid “Black”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God Raid “Black”

Key Features: The sneaker is inspired by 1992’s Air Raid, particularly the eye-catching straps that cross over the forefoot. It has a mid-top construction and padded collar and a sole unit featuring designer Jerry Lorenzo’s original one-piece tooling, which is made by using a Fear of God last combined with the Air Max 180’s Max Air unit in the heel.

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Editor’s Notes: Jerry Lorenzo has shared that the Air Raid is his all-time favorite Nike sneaker outside of the Air Jordan line.

“When the kid walked in the classroom with the Air Raid, no one told me that I was supposed to like the Air Raid. I was just drawn to it, the design, the colors. It was like, oh my God, what is that?” Lorenzo told Nike. “It became interconnected with all these other real emotional things that were happening at the time of the shoe.”

Fear of God Skate Mid “Red”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: Skate Mid “Red”

Key Features: The sneaker, handcrafted in Italy, comes finished with a red Italian rough suede leather upper. It also showcases 3M reflective silver synthetic fabric across its toe box and a forefoot strap.

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Editor’s Notes: The Skate Mid was reminiscent of the Vans Mountain Edition, having arrived featuring a strap across the forefoot, with a lace toggle and suede overlays at the heel, quarter panel, and ankle collar.

Fear of God 101 Lace Up “Red”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: 101 Lace Up “Red”

Key Features: The low top silhouette dropped alongside the Skate Mid “Red,” showcasing the same red Italian rough suede leather upper featuring white laces sitting on a chunky white sole.

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Editor’s Notes: This made in Italy sneaker arrived as a luxury take on the iconic Vans Era silhouette

 

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Orange Pulse”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Orange Pulse

Key Features: The high-top boot features a thick midsole and Air Max 180-style Air window at the heel. A small Swoosh sits on the side of the upper, which is constructed out of a mix of canvas and neoprene. An Air Huarache Light-inspired TPU lacing system and zippers running down the heel round out a future-military look.

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Editor’s Notes: The Air Fear of God 1 combined Lorenzo’s distinctive design style with a number of features taken from popular Nike silhouettes. The Air bubble in the heel is reminiscent of the Air Max 180’s rectangular Air window, while the lacing cage is inspired by the Air Huarache Light.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Frosted Spruce”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Frosted Spruce

Key Features: The Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Frosted Spruce” is the vibrant green edition of Jerry Lorenzo’s collaboration with Nike. It sees a bright green colorway replace the entire upper as well as the midsole which comes decorated in translucent treatment.

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Editor’s Notes: Lorenzo worked with Nike Basketball senior footwear design director Leo Chang to balance his aesthetic vision with high-performance technology.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Summertime Sail”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Summertime Sail”

Key Features: The high-top boot features a thick midsole and Air Max 180-style Air window at the heel. A small Swoosh sits on the side of the upper, which is constructed out of a mix of canvas and neoprene. An Air Huarache Light-inspired TPU lacing system and zippers running down the heel round out a future-military look.

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Editor’s Notes: This silhouette marked the third Air Fear of God 1 drop and the seventh overall from the ongoing collaboration between Jerry Lorenzo’s label and the Swoosh. “Sail” is an oft-used colorway for Nike, also seen on the likes of Travis Scott’s Air Force 1 collaboration.

Fear of God Military “New York Blue”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: Military “New York Blue”

Key Features: This exclusive Navy blue sneaker by Fear of God boasts a nylon upper construction with leather lining, in addition to a Riri zipper vent on the medial side, detachable collar strap, and a custom-molded ripple sole.

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Editor’s Notes: The exclusive Military Sneaker release from Fear of God and KITH acts as the first in an ongoing collaborative partnership. The drop was limited to just 50 pairs.

Fear of God Military “Money Green”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: Military “Money Green”

Key Features: In this military iteration, Jerry Lorenzo dresses the Italian mela nubuck leather in a clean “Money Green” colorway. Other features on the high top remain the same as previous models including the classic shark-tooth rugged outsole, ankle strap, stylistic paneling, and Air Force 1-like heel tab.

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Editor’s Notes: Jerry Lorenzo’s military sneaker was his first-ever footwear silhouette, arriving in rugged aesthetics that filled a niche that desperately needed more. Created with premium materials and fashion-forward design, Fear of God’s Military Sneaker has become one of the most sought-after silhouettes in streetwear fashion today.

Fear of God 101 Slip On “Navy”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: 101 Slip On “Navy”

Key Features: The slip-on version features the same sole unit as the 101 lace up, albeit in a lighter shade of cream, with a canvas upper that is reminiscent of the Vans Authentic. The heel is kept low, so as to allow the wearer to slip the shoe on and off.

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Editor’s Notes: The silhouette dropped as part of Fear of God’s sixth collection, with the 101 sneaker arriving in two variations: a slip-on version and as a lace up sneaker.

Fear of God Basketball “Varsity Red/Black”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: Basketball “Varsity Red/Black”

Key Features: The silhouette seems to take after the classic Nike Dunk/Jordan 1 model, with similarly shaped perforations on the toe box and a premium leather upper. On the contrary however, a chunky midsole and rugged outsole offer a tougher feel, while the look is wrapped up with contrasting tones of black/red/white all over.

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Editor’s Notes: The textured chunky soled lace high top kicks arrived in a varsity red/white-black colorway finished up in pristine leather.

Fear of God x Converse Chuck Taylor “Black”

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Brand: Fear of God x Converse

Model: Chuck Taylor “Black”

Key Features: Arriving in an all black canvas upper featuring a white tongue, the high top showcases a lacing system that can be tightened around the upper ankle, known to be a traditional look among Converse lovers. 

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Editor’s Notes: Jerry Lorenzo worked with Converse, reimagining the Chuck 70 High that came dressed in black and off-white color blocking featuring the classic canvas upper that is almost synonymous with Converse.

Fear of God x Vans Era 95 DX “Red”

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Brand: Fear of God x Vans Era

Model: 95 EX “Red”

Key Features: The low top lace sneaker features a mixture of red/black and white all over the upper, and equally boasts “fear of god” branding in a pentagram like font along the middle.

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Editor’s Notes: This collaborative rendition of the Era DX 95 saw Jerry Lorenzo use the Fear of God signature colors for the sneaker and was initially released in November 2017.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Triple Black”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Triple Black”

Key Features: Technically a performance basketball sneaker, the shoe features a black mesh upper, with a black jeweled Swoosh on the lateral and medial side panels, crafted using parts and materials from Italy. At the base is a black Air Zoom bubble, which differs from previous colorways which were tinted blue.

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Editor’s Notes: While Jerry Lorenzo is known to makeover the recognizable sneaker, this was the first time it was modeled in an all-black finish.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Yellow”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God 1 “Yellow”

Key Features: The eye-catching iteration boasts a can’t-miss yellow upper, contrasted underneath by a white sole unit. The Air Fear of God 1 comes with tonal laces and is branded with a small Swoosh on the side, tonal Nike Air tagging on the heel, and tonal Fear of God branding on the midsole. In addition to the standout lacing system, the sneaker boasts zip entry at the heel.

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Editor’s Notes: The sneaker was first seen on John Mayer in a Complex cover story. The “Amarillo” sneaker arrived in a yellow upper, matching lacing cage, white sole, a mini Swoosh on the lateral side, stacked Zoom Air unit, tonal laces and zip entry at the heel.

Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Moccasin “Black”

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Brand: Fear of God x Nike

Model: Air Fear of God Moccasin “Black”

Key Features: This Moccasin iteration comes dressed in a black upper, with an elastics strap across the vamp. Elsewhere we see a toggle pull lacing system on the heel, with Fear of God branding seen on the insole.

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Editor’s Notes: The black model followed the release of the particle beige colorway that was first dropped in 2019.

Fear of God Hiker Boot “Tan”

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Brand: Fear of God

Model: Hiker Boot “Tan”

Key Features: The laceless boot boasts a tan colored suede upper sitting on a thick tan sole. As well, we see a velcro strap along the boot’s shaft. Fear of God branding also appears on the outer sole, right below the heel counter.

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Best Fear of God Sneakers

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Oatmeal”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Black”

  • Fear of God 101 Low Top “Black Suede”

  • Fear of God x Converse Chuck Taylor “Natural Black”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Shoot Around “Light”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Moccasin “Particle Beige”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Skylon 2 “Light Bone”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Raid “Light Bone”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God Raid “Black”

  • Fear of God Skate Mid “Red”

  • Fear of God 101 Lace Up “Red”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Orange Pulse”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Frosted Spruce”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Summertime Sail”

  • Fear of God Military “New York Blue”

  • Fear of God Military “Money Green”

  • Fear of God 101 Slip On “Navy”

  • Fear of God Basketball “Varsity Red/Black”

  • Fear of God x Converse Chuck Taylor “Black”

  • Fear of God x Vans Era 95 DX “Red”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Triple Black”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Yellow”

  • Fear of God x Nike Air Moccasin “Black”

  • Fear of God Hiker Boot “Tan”