Nike and Jerry Lorenzo has recently unveiled the second chapter of Fear of God Collection, which features the Nike Air Fear of God Raid and the Nike Air Fear of God Moccasin, as well as previewing two vibrant colorways of the Nike Air Fear of God 1.
Jerry Lorenzo saw the Nike Air Raid for the first time as a high school sophomore when a fellow student came into class with it on. The shoe itself was an immediate object of desire. Lorenzo loved the gray and black color scheme, he said, and the nuances of the geometric patterns and the impact of the crossed straps. He noted there was a positive, pro-Black feeling about it. It was the first Nike shoe outside of Jordan he had an emotional connection to.
As he learned more about sneaker culture, Lorenzo discovered that the Raid was designed for playground use. It wasn’t strictly off-court, instead it was an early channeling of basketball culture into a physical manifestation. The Raid was a vibe — sport and spirit in fashionable unison.
As the lead element of the second Nike Air Fear of God release, the Nike Air Fear of God Raid, extends the notion of spirit from the court to the larger cultural milieu around the game.
The second drop of Nike Air Fear of God follows Lorenzo’s desire to honor Nike’s historically strong design language through modern shape and proportion. Highlighted by the Nike Air Fear of God Raid, the release also includes the Nike Air Fear of God Moc, a double-hooded sweatshirt, new T-shirt, and reprises of the Nike Air Fear of God short and pant.
Look out for the Nike Air Fear of God Spring/Summer 2019 collection launches on Saturday, 27 April 2019.