Model: Fear of God 1
Key Features: The sportswear-influenced high-top boot features a thick white midsole and Air Max 180-inspired Air window at the heel. A small Nike Swoosh sits in black on the upper, which looks to be constructed of a mix of canvas and leather. A Huarache Light-inspired TPU lacing system rounds out the military look.
Release Date: December 15
Price: $395 for the Nike Fear of God 1
Editor’s Notes: After months of leaks and teasers, Nike has dropped official product images of both black and white models of Jerry Lorenzo’s first original Nike sneaker. Check them out in the gallery above and the lookbook for the kicks below.
The Fear of God 1 combines Lorenzo’s distinct design language with a number of features taken from popular Nike silhouettes. The Nike Air bubble in the heel is reminiscent of the Air Max 180’s rectangular Air window, while the lacing cage is inspired by the Huarache Light.
Lorenzo worked with Leo Chang, senior footwear design director at Nike Basketball, to help balance his aesthetic vision with high-performance technology.
“It is a shoe that should only be judged by the emotion it gives the kid when he first sees it — however it makes him feel,” says Lorenzo. “In my youth…growing up in the ’80s and finishing high school in the ’90s, contrary to what’s happening now, it was our superstar athletes and our pro athletes that were informing the way that we wore our street clothes. These athletes, like Agassi and Jordan, were at the top of their game and what they wore didn’t compromise on design or beauty.”
Peep official imagery of the Nike Fear of God 1 above and leave your thoughts on the project in the comments below.
The hotly-anticipated kicks drop December 15. Stay tuned for more detailed release information.
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