The Nike Air Fear of God MOC Pure Platinum you see here may not be a pair of high-tech shoes like the Back to the Future II self-lacing shoes or money-can-buy real-world self-lacing kicks, Nike Adapt BB, but it sure look decidedly futuristic. A product born out of a collaboration with Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo, Nike Air Fear of God MOC Pure Platinum combines basketball’s nostalgic history with forward-thinking aesthetic of its unwritten future.
Perhaps, it is not quite “its unwritten future”, but more like IT IS absolutely the future. I was totally blown away by the aesthetic of this pair of sneakers. And it has been a while that I am blown away by anything, let alone a pair of shoes. If there’s one pair of kicks that describes the future, this would be it. Hands down. It reminds of a la The Island kind of future. A what I like to call uniform simplicity design. The clean lines are simply crazy sleek.
The kicks was released on April 27, 2019 as part of the second wave of Jerry Lorenzo collaboration with Nike. Crazy sci-fi aesthetic aside, Nike Air Fear of God MOC Pure Platinum features a Pure Platinum upper over a Sail midsole and outsole, visible Zoom Air units in the heel, toggle drawstring in the back, streamlined textile upper with a forefoot strap for quick lockdown and a snap button to the side for easy on/off. Like, seriously, who needs self-lacing anyways, right?
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