Just days after Big Bang member G-Dragon got discharged from mandatory military service, the K-pop singer announced that he has collaborated with Nike on a fresh take on the sportswear brand’s iconic Air Force 1 shoe.
Dubbed as the PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise” shoe, the sneakers reflect G-Dragon’s hip-hop roots.
In a press release, G-Dragon said, “Ever since I came across hip-hop as a kid, AF1 has had a meaning greater than just shoes. I couldn’t afford them, so I would always pass the Nike store and admire them with my eyes and heart only. For those who loved hip-hop culture, oversized clothes, hats, and matching-colored AF1s was the uniform.”
The features of the shoe are pretty cool. According to a report, “the shoe is made from premium upper leather which is painted over with a special black coating.” Over time, this black coating will wear away, revealing personal artwork created by G-Dragon.
Other details of the shoe include the iconic Swoosh branding, embroidered daisy motifs on the tongue, branded thick laces, and removable custom pins in the upper eyelets.
Now that Nike’s iconic Air Force 1 shoe is back in style, this is one pair of sneakers both sneakerheads and K-pop fans should get their hands on. The shoe will reportedly retail for $200 or about P10,105 and will launch globally on November 23.
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