Inspired by taekwondo, G-Dragon’s legal name and the Swoosh’s “Just Do It” slogan.
The upper is crafted from “Triple White” leather material and boasts decorative perforations on the overlays with brogue details taken from the Nike Tiempo and classic golf shoes.
It comes with a detachable cover overlaying the lacing system allowing you to wear them in two different styles. Co-branding can be found on the tongue tabs and lace tips, while the front of the lace shrouds are marked with “PEACEMINUSONE” and the label’s signature motif. the heels and soles come with daisy motifs.
“I want to feel free with the way I wear and style clothes, in addition to everything else that I do,” G-Dragon shares in a press release. “I hope that people can overcome stereotypes and feel free in their own way by wearing the Kwondo 1.”
If you’ve ever dipped a toe into K-Pop, I have no doubts that you’re familiar with G-Dragon. You’re not known as the “King of K-Pop” for nothing, and the South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and fashion designer has certainly earned his accolades.
My first experience with the star was through Skrillex on the 2014 album Recess. I’d never heard of K-Pop at the time, and something about his vocal performance was captivating, leading me down a deep hole of his music, new and old. One thing to note from his musical performances and accompanying videos is that the guy certainly doesn’t lack style or flair.
This penance for bold aesthetics presents itself perfectly through G-Dragon’s ongoing collaboration with Nike. A somewhat underrated, under-the-radar team-up that arrives via the star’s Peaceminusone brand, it’s so far delivered three releases, each of which has been met with warm praise
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