words // Zack Schlemmer
No more teasers. It's a detailed look at Ronnie Fieg's latest collab with New Balance for the 'Daytona' 1600. Inspired by Ronnie's childhood trips to Daytona Beach, FL with his family, this premium take on the 1600 silhouette features a blend of sandy tan perforated leathers and accents in navy blue and pink. Hear the full story from the Kith NYC leader himself.
Via Ronnie Fieg:
I’ve been working on this shoe for over 15 months now and after dozens of trials I feel ready to put out a shoe that represents something so special to me. A lot of my projects are based off of my favorite things, with this one being no different. The “Daytona” 1600 is directly inspired by trips to Daytona Beach in Florida that I use to take with my family when I was younger. Something I always cherished and appreciated.
The Ronnie Fieg x New Balance “Daytona” 1600 comes blocked with three micro-perforated leathers. The heel consists of a tan luggage leather, the saddle is a 1H brushed off white nubuck, and finishing off the shoe is a bolded navy oily pigskin. Matching navy accents are seen on the branded heel, “N” side panel patch, and on the midsole and sockliner that come together perfectly. Pink accents finish off the set of co-branded lace locks on the front, the same “N” side panel patch, on detailed sections of the toebox and under the tongue. An ABZORB cushioned midsole adds high profile shock absorption for comfort to each pair.
3M detailing in pink, white, and ultramarine coincide with the three sets of laces included. Co-branded white laces are complemented by a beige flat lace and a two-tone rope lace. Each pair of shoes will come packaged with a special set of Kith x Stance “Daytona” Super invisible socks.
The Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 100 "Daytona" will release exclusively at both Kith NYC locations on Black Friday(Nov. 29) starting at 6 AM for a retail price of $175. Following the in-store release will be an online drop at 11AM EST at KithNYC.com.