Today we unpackage the Nike Air Fear Of God moccasins in a particle beige colorway for our weekly installment of “Opening Act.” Honeycomb bossman Kayo Cosio gravitates towards these as a universal pair of sneakers that are comfortable to wear in most situations and easy to match with any outfit. They were also pretty easy to cop since there are a lot of haters out there: Failing to win the raffle at Commonwealth on release day, he stopped by their shop the following morning to see if anyone failed to pick up their pair, and indeed two colorways in his size were up for grabs. “A lot of people call them basura,” he laughs. But the lightweight feel and understated design appeal to him.
The branding of the shoe is minimal and the materials are light. They’re made with a mesh ripstop material, a magnetic button, and the characteristic FOG outsole with a double stacked air unit. It’s a lifestyle shoe with a relaxed, reversed waffle pattern on the sole and a full-length Zoom on the inside, which make it very comfortable. The overall minimalism is communicated through the peach-colored box too, which features only a raised monotone Nike logo and tiny, spot-laminated Fear Of God logo.
“As a fan of Fear Of God and a fan of Jerry Lorenzo, I think that this shoe is the most ‘Fear Of God-style’ of the Nike Air collaborations,” Cosio reasons. “Compared to the Air Fear Of God 1—kind of the flagship shoe in this line—this is a little easier to pair with your clothes.”