G-DRAGON and Nike Celebrate ‘Freedom in Flow’ in Second Footwear Collaboration

Fashion & Style

GLOBAL RELEASE—In a recent release, Nike and G-DRAGON, South Korea’s visionary designer, creative and cultural leader, launch the Nike Kwondo1, a second footwear collaboration and new silhouette emblematic of self-expression, which serves as a constant theme and celebration of the partnership.

In Nike design ethos, sport has the power to create change, and partnerships are built with those who share the same belief of pushing the boundaries of sport to imagine new possibilities for the next generation. Leveraging a white canvas design, G-DRAGON, and his PEACEMINUSONE label, evokes a sentiment of freedom, and brings creativity and innovation to the growing community of sport.

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“I want to have freedom in everything I do, from getting dressed up to creating my own style. For those who have felt things were too little or too much, I want this shoe to ignite an exploration of expression and pave the way for personal freedom.”

As a first-of-its-kind shoe, the Nike Kwondo1 inspires versatility in style that challenges identity norms and cultural barriers, much like G-DRAGON himself.

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The collaboration features a premium leather upper with brogue detailing inspired by Nike’s Tiempo football boots and classic golf shoes. Stylish wings, removeable flap tongue and lace kiltie are also included aimed at balancing both a formal and sporty aesthetic, where the all-white colorway silhouette creates a blank canvas for any look and style.

The PEACEMINUSONE daisy motif is embroidered on the back tabs, and together with the label’s detailing on the tooling and aglets, represent Nike’s partnership with one of the most creative minds in the world.The footwear is named for the blending of Korean martial arts ‘Taekwondo,’ G-DRAGON’s Korean name ‘Kwon Ji Yong,’ and Nike’s slogan ‘Just Do It.’

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The Nike Kwondo1 releases globally December 3 on Nike.com, SNKRS, and at select retailers, and in North America in early 2022.