G-Dragon is set to drop an elevated Nike collab

G-Dragon is set to drop an elevated Nike collab

G-Dragon has unveiled his next collaboration with Nike on Instagram: a cross-over sneaker that merges formal footwear with punk aesthetics and streetwear constructions. Here’s a closer look at the Nike Kwondo 1.

G-Dragon Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1 Leaks: An Early Look

Model: Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1

Approx. Price: US$200

Drop date: December 3

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G-Dragon Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1 Leaks: An Early Look

A formal cross-over: K-pop star G-Dragon has never shied away from mixing up his footwear rotation. With his latest sneaker collab, the Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1, he mixes up sneakers with formal footwear.

Prim and proper up top: At first glance, you’d think the Kwondo 1 is a finely crafted dress shoe. The white upper replicates the shape and paneling of an Oxford shoe with a wingtip.

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Punk, street aesthetic below: Underneath that formal exterior, the sneaker achieves a streetwear and punk aesthetic with a platform midsole. Nike’s athletic influence appears in the form of stitching that attaches the midsole to the upper, lacing set up and a slight heel-to-toe drop.

G-Dragon Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1 Leaks: An Early Look

An added touch of sophistication comes in the form of branded detachable lace flap. When attached, it helps hide the laces and gives the sneaker a smoother silhouette – which goes perfectly with a suit.

The outsole is shaped to resemble the footprint of a classic oxford with a clear cut out at the heel and smooth forefoot with no intricate traction pattern.

A color-matched Nike Swoosh appears on the lateral side, with more Nike branding added to the tongue tab. Peaceminusone logos are added to the lace flap, heel tab and outsole.

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G-Dragon Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1 Leaks: An Early Look

Buy here: The G-Dragon Peaceminusone x Nike Kwondo 1 is set to drop in Singapore on December 3 and will retail at an estimated price of US$200. Check back for more info on a Singapore release.

All images: Instagram /@xxxibgrdgn & @fakesickness

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