When Jerry Lorenzo‘s Fear of God and Nike first teamed up in 2018, their efforts yielded the Air Fear Of God 1, an impeccable amalgamation of Lorenzo’s signature high-street designs and Nike’s signature performance tech. Now, after releasing in a duo of bold and bright styles — “Frosted Spruce” and “Orange Pulse” — this summer and also being teased in a yellow colorway, the Air Fear Of God 1 is set to return in an “Oatmeal” makeup this fall.
Perfectly in line with Fear of God’s brand ethos, the “Oatmeal” calls upon a tan hue that’s a few shades darker than the past “Light Bone” release. The midsole features a milky, opaque construction, and the only deviations from the earthy palette arrive by way of small white midfoot Swooshes and an icy blue-tinted, double-stacked Zoom Air unit in the heel.
The material construction is left unchanged as well. The collar and midfoot are made of a tightly woven nylon, while a soft suede encompasses the toebox. Cut-out plastic overlays and rope laces add more texture. A zipper towards the heel ensures an easy on-easy off fit. Finally, “06 10 24 25” is printed on the salmon-colored, perforated insole for a touch of hidden detail.
Co-created with Leo Chang — the man responsible for much of Kevin Durant‘s signature Nike Basketball line — the Air Fear Of God 1 taps inspirations ranging from hoops to streetwear, and if the popularity of prior iterations is any barometer, this “Oatmeal” pair will likely be a hot ticket when it releases on November 2 for $350 USD.