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Ronnie Fieg Officially Unveils His New Balance Collaborations for Black Friday

By: New Balance
Posted on November 26, 2014

Black Friday is quickly on its way to becoming Ronnie Fieg x New Balance Day on the calendar. Last year Fieg, renowned shoe designer and owner of footwear boutique Kith NYC released the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 "Daytona" to much acclaim. This year, Fieg is back on Black Friday in a back way with not one, but two, collab releases. 

The first is the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 530, a nod to Kith's Manhattan location. Here is what Fieg has to say about this design on the Kith blog:

"The 530's color palette is meant to resemble Central Park during the late fall season, as the leaves begin to change and autumnal colors take hold. The burgundy upper is composed of a rich oily pigskin suede with quilted detailing on the vamp, as well as an off-white microperforated nubuck on the toe wrap. Goldenrod 3M was used under the burgundy netting, as well as the “N”-logos on the side panels. Tonal leather is added on the heel, which features an enlarged debossed “530”-branding in the same typography used for New York street signs. A rubberized label that represents the New York Parks & Recreation logo is emblazoned on the tongue, thus making the inspiration clear. The insoles are custom-printed, and feature a map of Central Park. The final details are a quilted poly-filled lining, and an olive gum outsole which adds to the overall aesthetic."

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The second style is the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 850. From Fieg's post:

"The colorway of the 850 is not what may be immediately associated with the Brooklyn Bridge, but being obvious is never a great plan of attack. The gradient shades of blue are made to emulate the gradient of the sky behind the bridge. A light blue microperforated nubuck is used for the toe, which effortlessly flows into a darker blue oily pigskin amidst the quarter panels. The heel is made from a high grade microperforated saddle leather, and is meant to match the limestone used to construct the bridge. The red hits on the “N”-logos, as well as the graphic on the leather tongue were inspired by the flag perched at the top of the bridge. Other notable details include custom-printed insoles which feature the schematics of the actual Brooklyn Bridge, as well as a two-tone icy blue translucent outsole that plays to the water."

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Both sneakers are accompanied by three lace optiobns and oth will release Black Friday, November 28, at the New KITH Shop 644 Broadway, KITH Brooklyn 233 Flatbush Ave, and online at KithNYC.com at 11AM EST.

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