It’s time to welcome the very last pair of the Asics Gel Lyte III Anniversary, that has brought to us some very unique pieces. To end this wonderful year full of collaborations, Asics Tiger teamed up with the well known sneaker designer Ronnie Fieg.
The New York based designer Ronnie Fieg has collaborated 25 times on the split tongue silhouette since his first time in 2006, when he was still working for his cousin in David Z.
On this occasion Ronnie has had one of his best ideas ever in my opinion. Even if I’m not the biggest fan of the final result, I have to give my congrats to the man. He has put 13 of his favorite works together in one mismatched pair, to create sort of a “Homage” to his work with Asics Tiger.
The pair, that is also known as the WTF (What the Fieg), will be featuring of the Super Green, KFE, Flamingo, Miami, Knicks, Selvedge Denim, Total Eclipse, Leather Back, Salmon Toe, Mint Leaf, Cove, Navy Aqua and Nice Kicks 1.0. As you can see it’s a very special collaboration.
The right pair has a Cove toe box, Leatherback heel wrap, midsole, outsole and quarter panel, a Total Eclipse tongue and eyestay and the heel tab of the Selvedge Denim. The lateral stripes feature a golden touch like the KFE and the medial stripes a blue tone like the Knicks. The lining is the same that was used on the Nice Kicks 1.0.
For the left pair Fieg decided to use the famous salmon toe box and Super Green upper and medial stripe. He added the mesh Miami tongue, Mint Leaf heel tab and lateral stripe and Flamingo mid and outsole.
The “Homage” pair released on December 23rd in-store and online at Kith featuring a fantastic special box, including 13 mismatched invisible socks, a homage book, 13 laces, pins of all the pairs used on the “Homage” and a material ring. Worldwide retailers will be releasing the pair on the same date.
Source: Kith NYC