Thanks to his first-ever Nike collaboration, 2018 was a huge year for Fear of God-founder Jerry Lorenzo, which included the highly anticipated release of the Air Fear of God 1. But what many may not know is the amount of effort that went on behind the scenes before the sneakers were officially released to the public.
Lorenzo reflected on the sneaker with an Instagram post that shows off a box full of look-see samples, featuring never-before-seen colorways of his high-top basketball model with the Swoosh. While he says that there are 20 to 30 more colorways that haven't been revealed, he explained the inspiration behind the one most prominently featured in the photo—an orange and beige pair that pays homage to his alma mater, Florida A&M University. Lorenzo says that if given the opportunity, he wants to make the school "what Michigan and the Fab 5 were to me in college, or what Oregon is to kids today." Also spotted in the background is a neon green pair that's not referenced in the post.
According to Lorenzo, the pair may never see the light of day, but he does mention that some of those samples will. In other Fear of God x Nike related news, a new model dubbed the Fear of God x Nike Moccasin is rumored to release next month.