Last year, we finally got a chance to cop the court-ready Air FOG 1 that took inspiration from his hi-top Fear of God boots and a midsole reminiscent of the Air Max 180. Now, Lorenzo is re-upping with some spring-appropriate colorways.
“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,” he explained around the original release. “We live in a day and age when images are leaked left and right, and products are leaked without consideration and emotional attachments. I’m aiming to give a visceral experience, whether the kid sees it first on Ben Simmons coming into the arena or worn by his favorite athletes on court.”
This time around, he’s still inspired by his childhood and used elements of the iconic Nike Air Raid, which he remembers being striking when he first saw a classmate rocking them in high school.
“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 recalls. “It became interconnected with all these other real emotional things that were happening at the time of the shoe.”
With the new silhouette being dubbed the Nike Air Fear of God Raid, Lorenzo takes the straps from the retro basketball sneaker and puts his own spin on them. He even added a pair to the collection to pay homage to the original Air Raid with its grey straps and black upper. Plus, to keep things in-season, there’ll also be a few tonal pairs in orange and muted pinks to lighten things up.
Get a detailed look at Lorenzo’s entire Spring/Summer collection below and expect it to launch at select global retailers on April 27.