After dropping a host of collaborations this year, Nike finishes things in 2018 with their latest partnership with designer Jerry Lorenzo, and his label Fear of God.
It was at the very end of 2017 that rumours first started circulating about the possibility of a collaboration between the two, and just under a year later the first round of products arrive. Alongside the ‘Fear of God 1’ (which we, unfortunately, won’t be stocking), Jerry and his team have worked on a duo of Nike Air Skylon 2 that build upon and modernise the seminal runner.
Launched in 2013, Jerry’s slowly been building up the Fear of God label season by season into the high-end streetwear entity it sits as today. Each collection sources the finest materials from around the world, and culminates them into a collection built upon various cultural references Jerry’s been exposed to throughout his life. As the name would suggest, a fascination with religion has always been at the centre of his brand, and helped inform decisions along the road.
The Nike x Fear of God Skylon 2 has been upgraded in four premium takes, and while the focus has mostly been on reinterpretation, they also pay homage to the original in certain elements; The changes aren’t crazily drastic, more of a subtle approach has been taken. The branded tongue has been switched out for a blank perforated suede, and an additional lacing toggle has been added for fastening. The ‘Fear of God’ scripted logo replaces the traditional Air Skylon 2 signature on the lateral side of the heel, and a reflective 3M overlay has been built into the mudguard at the front.
The Nike x Fear of God Air Skylon 2 will be available via the size? previews app and in selected size? stores on Thursday 27th December, priced at £105.