G Fazos

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does G Fazos mean?

G-Fazos is a slang noun for a particular pair of sneakers from the sports-brand Nike, the Air Force 1’s.

The shoes are favoured by the hip-hop and rap community, and was originally loved by African Americans before it became a trend, causing white people to fall for the style.

As the slang has become so widespread, there even was a petition going to get Nike to re-name the Air Force 1 collection of their shoes to “G-Fazos”.

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What's the origin of G Fazos?

The slang originates from Chicago, and the person to coin it was rapper G Herbo, previously known as “Lil Herb”.

In February 2015, G Herbo released his track “Rollin’”, including a line that says:

“Do your thing just don’t step on these all white G Fazos.”

The sneakers gained great fame soon after, leading to increased sales for the brand.

Spread and Usage

How did G Fazos spread?

In 2017, a G Herbo fan started a petition to change the name of the Air Force 1’s to “G-Fazos”, with the argument that the only reason they sell so well is because of G Herbo. As of 7th of August, 2020, the petition has had no luck.

October 9th, 2017, kollegekidd.com released the news that G Herbo’s girlfriend bought him 22 pairs of “G-Fazos” for his 22nd birthday.

Although G Herbo started it all, the slang has become increasingly popular with many other rappers, as well as going viral on the short-video sharing app Tiktok.

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