The Best Kith Sneaker Collaborations

A look back at some of the best Kith sneaker collaborations thus far including the 'Salmon Toe' Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte 3 and more.

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Ronnie Fieg has done it all. Yes, the Kith founder and designer made a name for himself in the footwear world during the 2010s through his work with Asics, but his portfolio of collaborators at this point features almost every major sneaker brand. He has revived retro silhouettes, remade new ones, and tweaked archival designs. As one of the most prolific collaborators of the past decade, he's built a deep and varied catalog.

A catalog so deep deserves reflection: How do the touchstone pairs of his resume hold up years later? Where do his early Asics gems rank against the current Kith output? We studied the sneakers Fieg's released, counting everything from initial output at seminal New York City shoe shop David Z. to his most current designs, debating their merits and historical significance.

Note that the considerations included shoes that arrived before Fieg opened his first Kith store in 2011. While they did not technically bear the shop's name upon arrival, those shoes are an important part of his story, hence the inclusion. These are the best Kith sneaker collaborations. —​Brendan Dunne

11. Nike Air Maestro 2

Kith x Nike Air Maestro 2

10. New Balance 1700 'Colorist' (Blue Toe)

Kith x New Balance 1700 'Colorist'

9. Asics Gel-Lyte 3 'Super Green'

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III 'Super Green'

8. A Bathing Ape Bapesta

Ronnie Fieg x A Bathing Ape Bapesta

7. United Arrows x New Balance 997

United Arrows x Kith x New Balance 997

6. Asics Gel-Lyte 3 'Leather Back'

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III 'Leather Back'

5. Asics GT 2 'Rose Gold'

Ronnie Fieg x Asics GT 2 'Rose Gold'

4. Asics Gel-Lyte 3 'The Cove'

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III 'Cove'

3. Nike LeBron 15 'Long Live the King' Collection

Kith x Nike LeBron 15 'Long Live the King'

2. Asics Gel-Lyte 3 'Salmon Toe'

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III 'Salmon Toe'