With New York Fashion Week again on the horizon, Ronnie Fieg and KITH are gearing up for another runway presentation in accordance with their upcoming KITH Park collection. Hoping to top last year’s show which featured LeBron James, Fieg yesterday revealed an upcoming New Balance collaboration with New Balance and United Arrows.
Riffing off the United Arrows x New Balance 997.5 collaboration from 2009, Fieg repurposed the famous colorway that gained fame when Kanye West began wearing the shoe around the time of its release. Here, though, Fieg opts for the 997.5S instead. Revitalizing the ENCAP midsole and slightly altering the color palette, premium materials enclose the upper which also highlights a neoprene bootie.
Years ago, Fieg’s New Balance collaborations were far more frequent. They’d come several times a year. Now largely more scarce, this KITH x United Arrows x New Balance 997.5S will be widely coveted given the historical importance of these Feig collaborations and the aesthetic desire to replicate the original United Arrows x New Balance 997.5 collab.
No release details for the shoe are currently available. However, it’s widely assumed that they’ll debut on the runway during New York Fashion Week.