Giuseppe Zanotti first began designing men’s sneakers as a hobby. What was first an interest has now blossomed into a full line of pieces of high quality, fashion forward footwear. Four new styles emerge for January 2013, all offering sleek, innovative designs that are made from the finest materials. First up is the Snakeskin Hi featuring a snakeskin leather covering the entire silhouette. Heavy duty zippers detail the shoe, while white waxed cotton laces and white vulcanized midsoles ensure that the sneaker pops. The Studded Gold Mirror Hi is a premium gold colored leather shoe with gold zipper details on the sides and gold-tone cone stud embellishments complementing the style. The Hardware Hi features a black texturized leather upper, with silver tone hardware, a logo embossed curved metal bar and a velcro closure. Finally the London Low uses a textured foxing at the toe, logo detailing at heel and black rubber midsoles. A premium expresso leather and a fine taupe suede make up the upper, while heavy duty gold zippers detail the sides with waxed cotton laces to match. The new Giuseppe Zanotti collection lands at Kith Manhattan and KithNYC.com this week ranging from $550 USD – $825 USD in very limited quantities.

This last year has been one of the best years of my life. With Kith having success in such a short period of time, I believed it was extremely important to put time aside and remember how fortunate we all are to have shoes to put on everyday. I want to bring awareness to all of you and stress how important it is to give to the unfortunate whenever you are in a position to do so.

This colorway and final sample was sent to me over 3 years ago and the inspiration was the Soles for Souls T-shirt colorway which was green and white. I was lucky enough to have ASICS agree to work on a charity project that would bring over 300 pairs of brand new sneakers to the less fortunate in Haiti. I wanted to not only bring the Haitians sneakers but give them something fresh for the new year. Brand new kicks made with heavy materials that would last them a while (until the next time I come through).

Heading over to Haiti is Kith’s very own Pete Forester. Pete will be there to distribute the sneakers and t-shirts starting tomorrow and will spend 5 days with the Haitians doing different activities. Pete has played such a major role with growing Kith this past year and was quick to volunteer. I mean he REALLY wanted to go. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Pete. These are the type of gestures that will never go unnoticed.

There are other plans that will put in effect soon. A plan that will involve some of you to help with this program. Until then, lets wish Pete a safe trip! Make sure to follow pete on his journey here.

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In developing countries, and regions that have experienced recent turmoil, the populations live without resources that we take for granted. Whether it be consistent electricity, hot or running water, or even clean drinking water that might be hard to find or far away. They live in houses without proper roofing, go without warm clothes, and many without shoes. Not all of these problems are immediately solvable, but Soles for Soles is an organization that strives to solve a part of it.

You’re reading this on a blog that is largely about footwear and about exposing you to the next best pair. It’s easy to forget that these shoes perform important functions. Without shoes distances become unsafe to walk, without the support or protection from footwear ankles can be sprained, cuts can be exposed to bacteria and parasites.

Soles for Soles takes shoes (new and gently used) and brings them to underprivileged communities all over the world. Communities in Haiti, Tanzania, Costa Rica, and more, allowing these people to safely transport themselves to areas with safer resources, homes, and communities.

Launched in 2011 by Don C, Just Don has taken the classic Mitchell & Ness snapback and re-introduced it with recognizable python and genuine leather brims. Re-stocked today at Kith NYC, we’re proud to house updated quantities of all our past styles, which includes the popular Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks themed hats. One of the new staple pieces offered is the highly sought after Chicago Bulls hat pictured above that can now be purchased in limited quantities. Details on all models include a rear buckle closure, inside tagging and production in extremely limited numbers. Check out the new styles at KithNYC.com or Kith Manhattan retailing for $400 USD.

Due to the popular demand of our past collaborative styles, Kith NYC and Quintin Co. now present an entirely new lineup of hats to start the new year. This time around we’re proud to release the Just Denim Aztec hat styles in Indigo/Green and Sky/Red. Each model features a denim make up and an Aztec cotton print on the brim. Additional features include an embroidered “Just” stitched on the crown and dual tagging on the interior. Available in very limited quantities, you can purchase the Kith NYC x Quintin Just Denim Aztec Hats at Kith NYC stores or KithNYC.com starting today at 11am EST for $50 USD.

Nike‘s re-invented Air Force 1 is now available in a sleek “Digi Camo” colorway. Comprised of durable leather in black, 3M reflective silver and dark grey, the print completely covers the shoe’s upper. The shoe is supported by an ultra-lightweight grey Lunarlon sole and black rubber outsole for durability and comfort. You can purchase the new Nike Lunar Force 1 “Digi Camo” while supplies last at Kith NYC stores or by phone order at 646-648-6285 for $175 USD.

To help end the year, Nike presents one of their most talked about LeBron X releases today. The Nike LeBron X “Prism” sports a diamond and jewel theme with geometric graphics on the interior, along with matching subtle details on the midsole and tongue. The rest of the shoe comes in a black and grey coloring wrapping up the full lightweight basketball design. You can find the Nike LeBron X “Prism” at Kith NYC stores or by phone order at 646-648-6285 for $180 USD.

The Nike Air Max OG collection re-introduces some of your favorite styles, shapes and colorways this season that stick as close to the original designs as imagined. The Air Max 1, Air Max 90 and Air Max 95 are all re-done strongly with a full vintage look ranging from $110 USD to $155 USD. The vintage treatment includes pre-yellowed midsoles with premium materials such as a durable weathered mesh and leather uppers. You can check out these styles releasing today at Kith Manhattan. Phone orders are available at 646-648-6285.

Amsterdam specialty boutique ÉÉN (dutch for “one”) has teamed up with premium footwear label Filling Pieces for a special anniversary collection. The 2012 capsule collection is made up of Filling Pieces’ signature Low Top models, featuring nubuck and pony hair offerings in a number of tonal and printed colorways. The footbed is embossed with ÉÉN’s “1″ logo, while extra additions include a leather heel, rubber sole and a smooth leather ankle collar. Check out the full collection now online at KithNYC.com ranging from $170 USD to $160 USD.

Two new Nike styles emerge this week, the Roshe Run Trail “Blackout” and Air Penny V “Tour Yellow” colorway.

The Roshe Run Trail ($90 USD) balances innovation and design with an all black colorway made with ripstop nylon. The water-resistant upper coating keeps your feet dry and protected, while the midsole includes a Solarsoft sockliner for lightweight comfortable cushioning. An aggressive trail-inspired rubber outsole sits below as a durable feat for tackling all elements. Purchase the Nike Roshe Run Trail now at Kith Manhattan or by phone order at 646-648-6285.

The Air Penny V ($165 USD) is a standout model that’s now available in this “Tour Yellow” colorway. The shoe features a leather and foamposite wave overlay upper with dual pull tabs for easy on and off access. Below sits an Air-Sole unit in the heel and Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot for lightweight, low-profile cushioning. Purchase the Nike Air Penny V “Tour Yellow” at Kith NYC stores or by phone order at 646-648-6285.

Nike continues its holiday tradition with two new Christmas-inspired colorways. This year sees Lebron’s signature shoe and Kevin Durant’s KD V re-done in honor of their NBA Christmas Day match-up. The Nike Lebron 10 ($180 USD) comes in a red painted upper, decorated with green laces and branding. The KD V ($115 USD) comes covered in an eyecatching pixelated print, combining blue and red hits on the tongue and laces. Volt detailing can be seen on the laces, tongue logo, Swoosh branding and translucent outsole sitting below. Both shoes will be available at Kith Manhattan starting today on a first come first serve basis.