I’ve never been the biggest advocate for big brands. In fact, I refused to wear Jordan’s in high school because I didn’t want to wear the same thing as everyone else. Fortunately enough, thats changed, sort of. While I still admire the ability to be distinct with fashion and style, I’ve learned to accept the fact that I’ll be wearing some of the same brands as other people. A lot of other people, who actually happen to be extremely well dressed.
GQ featured a pair of sneakers that stopped me from scrolling through the rest of my timeline on social media. The shoes were just as interesting as the label, Fear of God.
Jerry Lorenzo, creative director of Fear of God, has the dopest military sneaker out. His foundation is Christianity and Jesus Christ, which is dope. Sometimes fashion actually meets purpose and that is so admirable about this vision, the fact that he’s so connected to his message. Lorenzo is diverse. He sites inspiration from Kurt Cobain and Allen Iverson and has collaborated with Justin Bieber for his purpose tour. According to GQ the sneaker is completely customizable. Equipped with a removable strap, three pairs of laces, and a side zip that can be worn up or down! What more could anyone possibly ask for? The sneakers retail for $1,095 (most definitely an investment piece) and took over a year to make.
The appeal of the sneaker is undeniable. The statement is just as bold as the brand and wearing these shoes are a sure way to put a bit of pep into your step. And nothing beats a wardrobe piece that can be completely versatile. These are definitely being added to the top of my wish list, I can think of a million questions I’d like to ask Jerry Lorenzo, but in the meantime I’ll keep my gaze on these sneakers and the fear of god look book.