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The Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God sneaker runs true to size. It has transparent toggle laces to loosen or tighten the fit. It comes in men’s US sizes ranging from sizes 4 to 13.
The saying that “less is more” has proven true to this recent Nike x Fear of God collaboration. The Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God shoes are executed in two colorway variants -- white and black. The shoes are easy to pair with jeans, joggers, track pants, and shorts. Put on some relaxed tees, jackets, hoodies as tops and you’re all set for the day with the men’s Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God. The shoe also has reflective detailing at the toe box and the subtle reflective Fear of God branding at the back. Take them with you on the next club hopping or some night out with friends and let your shoe’s reflective materials visually pop with a few flash photo snaps.
Most recognizable in the retro running-inspired design of the Nike Skylon II Fear of God shoes is the use of various materials like soft suede and mesh in the upper accented by the patent leather Swoosh on the side panel. The reflective material placed on the toe box and the Fear of God branding at the heel are also beautiful accents to the shoe.
The Nike Skylon II was first launched in 1992 as part of the Bowerman line made in honor of the Nike co-founder. The design of the Nike Air Skylon II has been well-regarded in the sneaker community as an advanced shoe that is highly technical for a ‘90s runner.
The Swoosh brand relaunched the Nike Air Skylon II sneaker in 2018 because it was never re-released in the 26 years that it has been in existence. Keeping in mind the ‘90s aesthetics, the modern version still uses mesh and suede in the recent release with a speckled color gradient design.
The Nike Air Skylon Fear of God collaboration, meanwhile, was released on December 27, 2018. The highly anticipated release of the collaboration with Jerry Lorenzo’s popular streetwear brand Fear of God was warmly welcomed by sneaker fans because of its minimalist look and well-executed design.
The collaboration focused on placing various materials and using tonal colorways in the mesh and nubuck upper accented by patent leather Swoosh for material contrast. Another striking detail is the toggle lacing system found in some vintage running shoes.
- The shoe comes in a slide-box packaging with Fear of God branding in the paper wrapping.
- Perforations in the tongue keep the interior breathable.
- Leather lining helps keep interiors comfy.