Jerry Lorenzo’s Nike Air Fear of God was one of the most unique silhouettes to step onto the NBA’s hardwood this year, drip-lord and Houston Rockets guard PJ Tucker debuting the high-top 'sneakerboot' construction against the Brooklyn Nets back in November. With a heel halfway to heaven, and angles torn straight from expressionism, the Nike Air Fear of God 1 challenged the very core beliefs of sneaker design in 2018.
According to Jerry, the collection is 'super muted' and 'all about shape and proportion', which emphasises the need for meticulous detail and the understanding of the wearer.
With the collection set to drop today, we’re sharing a little taste of our interview with Fear of God founder and City of Angels dweller Jerry Lorenzo, as we try to locate what kind of spiritual force drove him to the Air Fear of God 1.
The full interview with Jerry, and two Nike designers who worked on this collection, is set for release in the Issue 41 of Sneaker Freaker Magazine.