Big Bang leader G-Dragon may have been discharged from military service only a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. Indeed, the king of K-pop is already back in the thick of things, having just revealed his new collaboration with Nike on a pair of Air Force 1 sneakers. Dubbed “Para-Noise”, the design reflects the star’s love for hip-hop and the freedom of expression associated with the genre.
“Ever since I came across hip-hop as a kid, AF1 has had a meaning greater than just shoes,” G-dragon explained. “I couldn’t afford them, so I would always pass the Nike store and admire them with my eyes and heart only.”
Fast forward to 2019, and the rapper now has his very own Air Force 1 design. Crafted with a leather upper and rubber sole, the sneakers feature a special black overlay that will wear away over time to reveal hidden artwork created by G-Dragon himself. Additional embellishments include Nike’s signature swoosh in white, embroidered daisy motifs on the tongue, and removable custom pins in the eyelets. The shoes are made complete with PEACEMINUSONE (G-Dragon’s label) branding on the inside, tie-dye effect insoles, and rough strokes of black paint on the bottom.
The G-Dragon x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers will launch via an online raffle