Ronnie Fieg pays homage to both of his Kith retail operations with his latest New Balance collaborations.
The New Balance 530 is a nod to Kith's Manhattan location and takes direct inspiration from Central Park during the fall season. The sneaker features a burgundy suede upper with crazy quilted detailing on the vamp. An off-white microperforated nubuck runs along the toe wrap, while a burgundy leather takes over the heel counter. The 530s are set off with striking goldenrod accents and a leaf logo on the tongue, which comes from the New York Parks & Recreation. Retail price is $185.
The counterpart to the 530 collaboration is the New Balance 850 "Brooklyn Bridge," which obviously represents Kith's retail spot in BK. Instead of literally taking inspiration from just the bridge itself, Fieg decided to take the bridge's epic surroundings and incorporate them onto the runner. The shades of blue, which are translated on a microperforated nubuck on the toe and quarter panel, are a nod to the skies behind the bridge. Light grey on the heel and midsole represent the limestone used to construct the bridge. Rounding out the color scheme is a bold red accent, which can be found on the flag that sits atop the structure. Make sure to set aside $175 for these joints.
Look for both sneakers to release on Black Friday at both Kith locations as well as online at KithNYC.com. The launch time is set for 11 a.m. EST, in-store and online.