Jerry Lorenzo has taken this lazy Sunday as an opportunity to announce that the Nike Air Fear of God Raid will get a release in black/grey this summer, a colorway that was initially reserved for friends and family.
Previewed in the Nike x Fear Of God SS19 lookbook, the Air Fear of God Raid modernizes the original 1992 Air Raid outdoor basketball shoe with a luxurious streetwear twist. The shoe released last year in Black and Light Bone, but this 2020 release will be slightly different than the other two. As seen in the Zegna x Fear of God Fall 2020 lookbook, the laces on the F&F Air Raid will come hidden under the straps for a cleaner toe box look, a design element that Lorenzo would’ve implemented in the Black and Light Bone releases had he done another round of sampling.
As confirmed by Jerry Lorenzo, the Nike Air Fear of God Raid will release sometime this summer. Check out Lorenzo’s announcement below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates on this release.
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going to answer a few comments and dm’s since i have some down time… yes, the friends and family air raid is releasing sometime this summer… of all the sneakers i’ve designed (mainline, nike, vans, zegna, essentials, etc) this is by far my favorite… equal parts 1992 and 2022… at the time of the og air raid in 92, before allen iverson emerged, tim hardaway was my favorite player… this was his shoe. this shoe acknowledges tim, tinker’s first off-court basketball sneaker and also my first off-court sneaker with nike… also the raid has been my favorite all-time nike outside of the jordan legacy… the most drug dealer chic of all nike’s in the 90s… humbly i feel like we modernized this shoe perfectly… unlike the bone and black general releases we hid the laces under the straps for a cleaner toe box… had we had one more round of sampling with the bone and black raids, i would have removed the laces on those also… as much as i love those two, the laces felt slightly like an over-designed element i wish i had removed… anyhow, be that as it may… my favorite all-time sneaker will see a larger release and i’m super happy about it… dm or comment with any more questions and i’ll do my best to address a few on this lazy sunday… 🖤