Written by: Nick Schonberger

 

Kith is pleased to present its latest exclusive RF Design Timberland.

Adjusted to meet contemporary requirements, the Ronnie Fieg x Timberland 6” 40 Below presents a fresh new image of a certified classic. Intelligently designed and beautifully crafted, the boot introduces a new level of considered luxury to the four-decade long legacy of Timberland. With reverence to the character of the original Super Boot, Ronnie Fieg and Timberland have built, through collaboration, a new icon. Dropped four inches, the rugged 40 Below now matches the classic 6″ workboot in height. It is a boot that represents the past, present, and future of Timberland.

Following the return of the indestructible Super Boot in celebration of Timberland’s 40th Anniversary collection, Ronnie Fieg pays homage to its history and the legacy of NYC’s 8th street shoe shops. Originally produced in 1979 to withstand harsh working conditions, the 40 Below reached cult status when worn by Tupac’s renegade character Bishop in the 1992 film, Juice. Two years later, Fieg began working as a stock-boy at an 8th street shoe shop serving customers with a footwear selection that exceeded expectations.

On 8th street, people reached for items like the Super Boot and turned hardwearing footwear into street icons. Largely unheralded in the pantheon of New York City shopping districts, the short stretch between 6th and 5th Avenues defined the city’s footwear trends and became a mecca for celebrities and day-trippers alike. Today, Kith honors the tradition of 8th Street shoe sellers by offering a similar escape from the retail norm and goes a step further—taking a hand in designing future classics that meld tried and true style with advanced functionality.

The Ronnie Fieg x Timberland 6” 40 Below comes in three colors. The first, a Butter Pecan nubuck ($250 USD), recalls the Classic 6” Timberland but surprises with every detail. Lined to the toe with sheepskin, the Butter Pecan boot reimagines the utilitarian Super Boot with an opulent, street savvy look. It is complemented by two sumptuous suede offerings — Cinnamon and Plum in color ($220 USD) — which keep the typical 200g primaloft lining associated with the Super Boot and are lined with a smooth, super-soft cow leather. All boots are fitted with the brass d-ring and hook hardwear and decorated with distinctive “RF” embossing on the lateral side below the collar and tongue. Dual-branded hangtags and Kith-branded lace locks finish the look.

In all, Fieg’s design retains the traditional elements of the 40 Below—ultra-warm lining and that unmistakable stacked collar—and transforms it through contemporary, luxury fabrication. It is an example of recognizing the integral elements of a good product and bridging a gap between style and function. The objective is two-fold: First, solve a problem presented by a gap in the market and second, employ fabric and hardware selections that elevate the finished product. The RF x Timberland 6” 40 Below pulls from the unparalleled history of the New Hampshire-based brand and further entrenches the company in the trajectory of function-born street fashion. Highlighting the strengths of both parties, the boot is a triumph of true collaboration.

All three boots will launch exclusively at the new Kith pop-up shop at 66 Bleecker Street (between Broadway and Crosby), as well as at Kith Brooklyn and KithNYC.com on December 14th at 11am EST. Due to the fact that each boot style is limited to only 250 pieces, there will be a strict 1 piece per product/size per customer.

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Last week marked the opening of the Kith courtyard, a special area made from Brazilian walnut wood and mirror polished steel, a heritage/future feel that brings our two-room concept together. The “Americana” 577 helps bridge the gap between our two rooms, the Americana heritage space and our avant-garde futuristic space.

The upper on the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 577 “Americana” is made from two shades of pig skin suede that esthetically looks like denim but actually feels like a rich and oily pig skin. It’s a leather that I have yet to see anywhere and was very excited to apply to the 577 silhouette. The shoe also consists of navy 3M details, debossed patches on the tongue, navy cotton lining, co-branded footbeds and three sets of custom laces.

The shoe will drop at a random time today on Kithnyc.com for $160 USD and will be limited to one pair per person. They will not release in the Kith shops today.

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I’ve been working on this shoe for over 15 months now and after dozens of trials I feel ready to put out a shoe that represents something so special to me. A lot of my projects are based off of my favorite things, with this one being no different. The “Daytona” 1600 is directly inspired by trips to Daytona Beach in Florida that I use to take with my family when I was younger. Something I always cherished and appreciated.

The Ronnie Fieg x New Balance “Daytona” 1600 comes blocked with three micro-perforated leathers. The heel consists of a tan luggage leather, the saddle is a 1H brushed off white nubuck, and finishing off the shoe is a bolded navy oily pigskin. Matching navy accents are seen on the branded heel, “N” side panel patch, and on the midsole and sockliner that come together perfectly. Pink accents finish off the set of co-branded lace locks on the front, the same “N” side panel patch, on detailed sections of the toebox and under the tongue. An ABZORB cushioned midsole adds high profile shock absorption for comfort to each pair.

3M detailing in pink, white, and ultramarine coincide with the three sets of laces included. Co-branded white laces are complemented by a beige flat lace and a two-tone rope lace. Each pair of shoes will come packaged with a special set of Kith x Stance “Daytona” Super invisible socks.

This special Black Friday release will launch exclusively at both Kith locations starting at 6am on Friday, November 29th, 2013 for $175 USD. This will be a first come, first serve release with a strict no line up policy before midnight. Please see security or staff outside of each store with any questions at that time. The shoes will release online at KithNYC.com on Black Friday at 11am EST.

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Accompanying the release of the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona,” Kith presents a special sock pack with Stance Socks. The Kith x Stance “Daytona” Socks come in both Crew and Super Invisible styles. The Crew Hi socks ($15 USD) come in Navy/Pink/White with Kith branding hits across both legs. The Super Invisible sock ($10 USD) comes in the same Navy/Pink/White colorway but features Kith branding on the top of the foot, and New York City printed on the bottom. The Super Invisible sock will also be packaged and included into each box of Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona” shoes. Look for the Kith x Stance “Daytona” Socks to release at Kith stores and on KithNYC.com starting Friday, November 29th, 2013.

Marking the release of the upcoming Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona,” Kith presents an exclusive “Daytona” Apparel Capsule Collection. Consisting of hooded tech pull overs and Terry-Tech sweatpants, the tops include a French terry body and an overlay detailing of tech on the back panel and hood. Each top includes contrast paneling and pink accented drawstrings. The pants are also made with French terry combined with a nylon micro-grid pattern to mimic microperfs details, as seen on the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600′s. Key details include cuffed ankles, two front pockets and a pink accented drawstring. Silkscreen graphics are featured on both pieces, while final specs include a tailored sport fit to help compliment the “Daytona” 1600. The Daytona Tech-Terry pull overs ($115) and sweatpants ($100) come in both Navy and Heather color options. The Kith 2013 “Daytona” Apparel Capsule will release only at Kith locations and KithNYC.com on Black Friday November 29th, 2013 at 11am EST. Click here for a full look.

The Made in New York Kith Mercer Pant Herringbone arrives in Chai colorway this Monday. The pant uses a heavier season-ready 20oz. cotton twill that’s preshrunk for consistent fitting. Key details include knit elastic ankle cuffs, two front and two rear pockets, stitched paneling on the leg, and both water resistant and stain resistant features. The Kith Mercer Pant in Chai is available now at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com for $135 USD. Additional colors coming soon.

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The Kith Mercer Pant hits Kith shelves this week in an all new Pacific colorway. Made in New York and using a heavier season-ready 20oz. cotton twill, each pant has been preshrunk for consistent fitting. Key features include knit elastic ankle cuffs, two front and two rear pockets, stitched paneling on the leg, and both water resistant and stain resistant detailing for functionality. The Kith Mercer Pant in Pacific is available now at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com for $135 USD. Additional colors coming soon.

The Made in New York Kith Mercer Pant returns in a Herringbone colorway this week. Made of heavier season-ready 20oz. cotton twill, each pant has been preshrunk for consistent fitting. Key features include knit elastic ankle cuffs, two front and two rear pockets, stitched paneling on the leg, and both water resistant and stain resistant detailing for functionality. The Kith Mercer Pant in Herringbone is available now at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com for $135 USD. Additional colors coming soon.

This Fall’s Ronnie Fieg For Sebago collection consists of three handmade premium leather boots that are perfectly suited for the season. The classic Iroquois Lux in smooth black nubuck headlines the collection, followed by a brand new silhouette named the Thomas.

The black Iroquois Lux features an all over black on black premium nubuck upper, leather lining and a removable fringe collar that is durable enough for urban and rustic use. Sitting on a Vibram outsole and leather welt/midsole, this boot is bound to become an Autumn staple. Round leather laces, a hand-stitched moc toe, & black eyelets complement and complete the luxury aesthetic of the boot.

The brand new Thomas boot has been draped in an all-over tan Crazy Horse pull-up leather that beautifully illustrates the rich qualities of the natural hide. This high top boot features 8 antique brass eyelets that ensure a firm fit. The Thomas provides a weather resistant, all leather exterior that is built upon a Vibram Christy sole. It is finished by a whipstitch that wraps around the toe of the boot. Perfect for the Autumn months, the Thomas boot was made to complement any wardrobe and provide the most premium boot of the season.

The brand new Thomas boot has been draped in an all-over smooth green Horween leather that beautifully illustrates the rich qualities of the natural hide. This high top boot features 8 metallic brass eyelets that ensure a firm fit. The Thomas provides a weather resistant, all leather exterior that is built upon a Vibram Christy sole. It is finished by a whipstitch that wraps around the toe of the boot. Perfect for the Autumn months, the Thomas boot was made to complement any wardrobe & provide the most premium boot of the season.

The boots will be made available today at 11am EST at RonnieFieg.com and at both Kith locations. Click here for a closer look.