Ever since its launch back in 2013, Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God has come a long way, becoming one of today’s leading high-end streetwear brands. “Chic grunge” is the term that Jerry uses in reference to his brand’s signature aesthetic. Relatively simple, layered and oversized attire and garments featuring religious imagery with a “rock ‘n’ roll” twist are the brand’s specialty. Back in 2016, Jerry was also hired to be a part of Kanye West’s creative team. In fact, he cited Kanye’s 2004 song “Jesus Walks” as an inspiration. Apparently, last year’s rumors about the collaboration between Fear Of God and Nike can now be regarded as confirmed.
Rumors about Jerry Lorenzo and Nike teaming up started circulating back in December 2017 and they have continued to spread even as 2018 kicked off. Last year, Jerry did not confirm or deny these rumors, but in January this year, WTS1987 (@wts1987) shared an image on Instagram that offered early confirmation and proof of this collaboration. That image basically displayed a list of apparel collection apparently co-designed by Jerry Lorenzo and Nikelab, which included items like an AOP Pant, a jacket, a parka, reversible jersey, tear away pants, etc. The image also indicated that this “Nike x Jerry Lorenzo (Fear Of God) Collection” would possibly drop in Fall/Winter 2018.
Back in April this year, @py_rates leaked an image of a Fear of God x Nike Air Skylon II iteration. Apparently, three colorways of the model would be included in this Fall/Winter 2018 collaboration between the two brands and the image suggested that they would all feature Fear Of God branding. Although @soleheatonfeet already alluded to this, it is somewhat confirmed that the collaboration will also included a brand new Air Fear Of God 1 sneaker model in a “Light Bone/Sail” colorway. The Air Fear Of God 1 might either be sneakerboot variation of the Air Force 1 or a hybrid similar to the AF100 designed by Don C.
In the coming months, you can expect more photos of both these sneakers to pop up online. This Jerry Lorenzo x Nike apparel and footwear collection can be expected to arrive in Fall 2018, so keep checking back to SneakerExclusive for more updates.
Jerry Lorenzo x Nike Air Fear Of God 1
Release Date: Fall 2018
AR4237-003 | $