When you think of a fabric that represents the United States, denim should be the first to come to mind. The inspiration behind this project was to represent the hard work that went into making Kith happen and our road to becoming a staple American retail shop/brand. The selvedge denim represents the brown room in our flagship SoHo store which is made of original 1950 bricks, 150 year old wood and American steel. Selvedge denim has always meant “toughness” to me. When I thought of the one year anniversary for Kith, I wanted to create a shoe with the brand I have the most history with and put out a shoe that represented the hard work that went into making Kith possible. By mixing the American colors red and white leather with navy selvedge denim, I believe we achieved just that with a timeless denim trainer. To wrap up the full selvedge denim upper, the shoe also includes standard Gel cushioning and leather panel stripes.

The Ronnie Fieg x ASICS “Selvedge” Gel Lyte III will be available at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com. The shoes will release December 14th, 2012 at 11am EST retailing for $145 USD.

To purchase in-store, swing by either Kith NYC location to put your name on a list for an opportunity to purchase this Friday, December 14th, 2012.

See you tonight…

categories: New Balance, Release Info, Ronnie Fieg

When a few friends contacted us about carrying the new Ronnie Fieg x New Balance “Steel Blue” 999 sneakers we couldn’t say no. Check out the worldwide list of select stores who will be carrying select pairs of the shoes. Releasing June 29th or later, be sure to check with your local sneaker store to see what day they’re releasing the “Steel Blue” 999 sneakers to grab your pair. Please note that each store has only received a few pairs in stock.

Nice Kicks – Austin
Division West – Denver
Bows & Arrows – Berkeley
Conveyor – Santa Monica
UNDFTD – Various Locations
Feature – Las Vegas
West – New York
Saint Alfred – Chicago
Concepts – Boston
Burn Rubber – Detroit
Packer Shoes – Teaneck
UBIQ – Philadelphia
Bait – California
Shoe Gallery – Miami
Blends – Los Angeles
Capsule – Toronto

Patta – Benelux
The Good Will Out – Germany
colette – France
Foot Patrol – UK
Hanon – UK
Sneakersnstuff – Sweden
24Kilates – Spain
Titalo – Switzerland
Beaerton – Italy
Fott – Russia
Deal in the City – China
Kasina – Korea
Invincible, Phantacl – Taiwan
S-eleven gallery – Hong Kong
Leftfoot – Singapore
Limited Edt Vault – Singapore
Crossover – Malaysia
Highs and Lows – Australia
Up There Store – Australia
Good as Gold – New Zealand
Shelflife – South Africa

I present to you the exclusive Ronnie Fieg x New Balance “Steel Blue” 999 sneakers. After showing you the sample process earlier last week, the final result features a mixed premium nubuck, pigskin suede and leather accented upper inspired by the popular New Balance 1300CL model. Details include debossed heel and tongue New Balance branding, a soft leather tongue, ABZORB cushioning, “Just Us” written on the eyelets and the Kith logo imprinted on the insoles. Each pair comes with a Kith/New Balance leather hangtag and three pairs of laces in white, grey and ice. The release will be available in limited quantities at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn and online at KithNYC.com for $130 USD.

This Friday also marks the release of the Kith x New Balance apparel capsule collection, featuring hoodies, crewnecks, sweat shorts and sweatpants. Each piece is expertly handmade in New York City using grey and blue french terry fabrics with Kith x New Balance branding, leather tagging and drawstring tightening on the shorts and pants.

To mark the special release, 100 handmade wooden boxes will also be available on a first come first serve basis at Kith NYC locations. The wooden box pack is priced at $290 USD and contains the 999 “Steel Blue” shoes, the hoodie and the sweat shorts from the limited edition Kith x New Balance handsewn capsule collection. 50 boxes will be at Kith Manhattan and 50 boxes will be at Kith Brooklyn. The Sweatpants and Crewneck are priced at $90 USD each and the Hoodie and Sweat Shorts are only available in the limited box set.

Everything is produced in limited numbers and will be available for purchase Friday, June 22nd at 11am EST.

Good things take time. The “Rose Gold” GT-II was a shoe that went back and forth for almost two years until I was able to find what I think is an amazing color and fabric combination. Inspiration is truly everywhere, this shoe was inspired by an old photo I shot awhile back and it’s been incredible seeing it come into fruition. With the wait finally over, the limited “Rose Gold” shoes feature a soft pigskin upper, rich nubuck stripes and underlay and a perforated tongue and toe box. The result is GT-II model that ended up working perfectly with a white midsole, cinder outsole and  blue accents as seen on the woven label and under the grey nubuck Asics stripes. Each pair comes with extra blue and grey laces and will be available, as always, in very limited quantities at Kith Brooklyn, Kith Manhattan and online at KithNYC.com starting Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 11a.m. EST for $130 USD.

Guillaume Philibert established Filling pieces back in 2009 to fill the gap between couture and streetwear. His shoes sport and classic look that, at the same time, connect people and style with no age limit attached. As part of their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Filling Piecesreleased a series of Low Top and High Top sneakers featuring comfortable leather inner soles, leather inner heel finishing and limited numbered production, as well as the iconic Filling Pieces triple X logo embedded in each sole. This season you can find Filling Pieces in a handful of stores stateside, including Kith Brooklyn, Kith SoHo and Kith online starting tomorrow December, 20th starting at 11am EST.

The brand’s Ponyskin High Top model features a black ponyskin and nubuck upper with an all white Vulcanized rubber sole. The popular Low Top model makes a return this season featuring an all over suede design available in three colorways of Army Green, Black, Cognac and Burgundy.

NOTE: Filling Pieces normally fit 0.5 size bigger

Kith (Manhattan)
644 Broadway (at Bleeker St.)
New York, NY 10012

Kith (Brooklyn)
233 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Photos by: Vagrant

When I was younger I would take trips to Israel every summer to visit my grandparents in the hills of a small town called Zichron Yaakov. My grandfather along with a small crew built this amazing house from scratch and it was where my entire family would go every summer to be together. My entire family is obsessed with drinking hot or cold tea mixed with mint leaf so my grandmother grew a mint leaf garden in the back of the house. Every day my grandmother would send me to the garden to pick a few branches for their morning dose. I remember the first time I picked those branches, I was 7 years old and I became obsessed with the leaf and smell. My mother used to have to come and drag me off the soil because I would just lay there and chill while taking in this addicting scent. For years my family would joke around about it, they even nicknamed me ‘minty’. My grandmother told me she found pictures of me in the garden but I couldn’t get in time for this post, I will post them later this summer when I get to her house.

I used a very rich nubuck for this release. The nubuck leather needed to have a texture that could hold the vibrant mint green in a way smooth leather cannot. I used my favorite mesh for the toe box and collar, the same mesh I used on the Navy Aquas. The midsole is a very light grey and the outsole is a darker grey. I’ve been wearing my pair for a few months and they wear in nicely. Priced at $120, These ‘Mint Leaf’ Gel Lyte III’s will release this coming Friday, July 15th at 10am Est. with a limited run at the David Z. flagship (556 Broadway) as well as online at DavidZ.com. The release is first come first served so please do not call and ask for a pair to be put aside. They are sizes are unisex and range from 4.5-13. It has been a great run and this will be my last footwear release in David Z. Although I certainly hope the site won’t crash again for this release, I want to remind you that I am not in charge of the David Z website and I no longer work in the DZ offices. They will do their best with their servers and I will do my best to prepare them for this release. Good luck! Shots by Sean Munro.

I teamed up with the rest of the Cultureshoq staff to create the 2nd version of their Gel Lyte III. The shoe features a premium white perforated leather upper with grey pig skin and black nubuck accents. Priced at $105, 190 pairs will be available for men as well as 24 pairs for women(unisex sizing) on Davidz.com tomorrow 8/13 at 10am est. A small run will also be available at the flagship store in soho (556 Broadway 212.431.5450)