Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of reviewers attest to the comfort of the Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God sneaker.
  • Some reviewers were delighted with the minimalist look of the sneaker.
  • A few reviewers gave positive remarks on the reflective detailing at the toe box and the Fear of God branding detail at the back.  
  • A good number of reviewers have expressed satisfaction with their purchase of this collaboration sneaker.
  • The Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God shoe is lightweight, some commenters noted.
  • A handful of reviewers say the patent leather Swoosh on the sides and the felt-like suede material in parts of the upper were topnotch quality.
  • One reviewer liked the addition of toggle lacing in the Air Skylon II design.
  • A footwear reviewer says the Nike x Fear of God collaboration shoe is “a versatile, easy to wear, and everyday wear type of shoe.”
  • One reviewer says the shoe stands the test of time in terms of style.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers were not convinced with how appealing the  Nike Air Skylon II Fear of God sneaker look on feet.
  • A few people complained that the overall look of the shoe does not equal its $150 price tag.

Bottom line

Creating a new look to the ‘90s runner, the Nike Skylon II Fear of God sneaker brings in a new street-style design. The crisp and clean look and minimalist styling are beautifully executed and well-thought-out by Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God team resulting in an upper that has subtle branding and mixes suede, mesh, and reflective overlays.

For most sneakerheads, this white or black variant shoe is a perfect choice for an everyday sneaker that will easily blend with any casual streetwear outfit.

Facts

Expert Reviews

  • First look | Sean Go

  • First look | Seth Fowler

  • First look | Carlo Ople

  • First look | Richie Rukkus

  • First look | Chris Cataluna

  • First look | MySqueakers |

Become an expert

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.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com