First Look at the Nike Fear of God SA

Complex was given a first look at the Nike Fear of God SA. The Shoot Around retains the shape of the Fear of God 1, but adds a large Swoosh and ankle strap.

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Over the past few weeks, more and more information has rolled in regarding Jerry Lorenzo's upcoming Nike collaboration. Up to this point, the imagery has all focused on the Fear of God designer's original performance model—the Air Fear of God 1—but now there is a first look at the Fear of God SA (Shoot Around).

The Fear of God SA retains the overall shape of the Fear of God 1, while tacking on and eliminating certain features to give it its own unique feel. The Huarache Light-inspired TPU cage has been removed, and the lacing system has been re-tooled. Now, only a single eyelet remains by the ankle. The rope laces are now intended to wrap the ankle repeatedly and be tightened with a toggle system.

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Additions include a large black Swoosh on the side panel that makes the shoe look more like a traditional Nike silhouette. A customizable strap has also been added, inspired by the Air Force 1 High, that can be fastened around the ankle for more support or looped off the back heel à la Rasheed Wallace's signature styling of the timeless high-top.

Complex was recently given an exclusive look at the upcoming Fear of God x Nike collection, as well as what went into the project's design process alongside Nike Basketball footwear design director Leo Chang and senior apparel design director for Nike Sportswear and NikeLab, Jarrett Reynolds. The entire collection of apparel and footwear was largely inspired by retro basketball, like how the cut of the shorts resembles how Michael Jordan wore his in the '90s, and the branding seen across pieces reinterprets the classic Flight logo font to read "Fear of God."

"I was trying to propose something that makes a kid feel the same way I felt the first time I had a pair of Jordans. If you’re gonna get the opportunity, that’s the chase. You don’t want to fall short of that," Lorenzo told Complex.

The "Light Bone/Black" Nike Fear of God SA is slated to hit select Nike retailers on Dec. 15 for $300. For a more in-depth look at the Fear of God x Nike collection, check out the video in the player above.

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