November 03, 2019 - G-DRAGON, the Seoul-born hip-hop star, didn't always have easy access to his favorite sneakers, the Nike Air Force 1.
"Ever since I came across hip-hop as a kid, AF1 has had a meaning greater than just shoes," says G-DRAGON. "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."
Progressing as a performer and blossoming into a worldwide phenomenon, G-DRAGON has made the Air Force 1 an integral part of his uniform. The Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" reflects this overtly with a unique upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by G-DRAGON.
The artwork conveys a sense of optimism, inspired by the singer-songwriter's vision of a world where the youth are unified through creativity and a free exchange of ideas. For G-DRAGON, art is an important expression of self that pushes culture forward.
"I was made by a culture derived by people from the past," he says.
Additional embellishments include a daisy embroidered on the tongue and removable custom pins in the upper eyelets.
The Nike Air Force 1 Para-noise launches globally November 23.
May 12, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.
May 10, 2016 - The Kyrie 2 Kyrache features colors and details nodding to the iconic Nike Air Flight Huarache that debuted in 1992, the year Irving was born. The original shoe features bold purple and blue color-blocking with an exoskeleton design mimicking the intuitive fit of ancient Mayan sandals.
The remixed KYRIE 2 Kyrache is available June 7.
May 10, 2016 - The Nike Lunar Control 4 combines supportive Nike Flywire technology with a lightweight, microfiber upper and a Lunarlon midsole. It will be worn by various athletes for the first time at The Players Championship.
May 06, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.
May 05, 2016 - The Nike Lunar Control 4 combines supportive Nike Flywire technology with a lightweight, microfiber upper and a Lunarlon midsole.
It is now available on Nike.com and at select retailers in wolf grey/beta blue/white/black.
May 05, 2016 - Kevin Durant may play in these KD8 Elite PEs during the playoffs.
May 04, 2016 - This special Nike Zoom HyperRev 2016 Player Edition (PE) honors Skylar Diggins’s beloved mom, Renee. The shoe features personal details including "You Do You" printed on the inside of the strap as a reminder of her mother’s encouraging words throughout her journey.
"Growing up, my mom was my biggest role model – the biggest influence that I had," Skylar says. "She showed me the epitome of what I wanted to be as a woman when I grew up, and showed me what hard work was like.”
The shoe will be on sale in limited quantities beginning May 7.