by Steve Jaconetta

After a few teasers, we now have an official release date for the latest Ronnie Fieg collaborations.

This time around Fieg has teamed up with New Balance to put his mark on two silhouettes, the 530 and 850. Both pairs were designed to to pay homage to the home of KITH's retail stores, located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. First up is the New Balance 530, known as the 'Central Park' edition. This pair comes in a burgundy and goldenrod colorway.

They feature a burgundy-based rich oily pigskin suede upper with quilted detailing on the vamp, as well as an off-white microperforated nubuck on the toe wrap. Goldenrod 3M reflective detailing is found under the netting as well as on the 'N' logos on the sides. Other details include tonal leather 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 and custom-printed insoles, which feature a map of Central Park. A quilted poly-filled liner and olive gum outsole finishes this pair off.

Next is the New Balance 850, known as the 'Brooklyn Bridge' edition. This pair comes in a light blue and navy colorway. They a light blue microperforated nubuck toe, with a darker blue oily pigskin on 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. Other details include red hits on the 'N' logos on the sides, as well as the graphic on the leather tongue, which was inspired by the flag perched at the top of the bridge. Rounding things out are custom-printed insoles which feature the schematics of the actual Brooklyn Bridge and a two-tone icy blue translucent outsole made to mimmick water.

Both the 'Central Park' New Balance 530 and the 'Brooklyn Bridge' New Balance 850 will be available exclusively in-store at both KITH retail locations as well as online at on 'Black Friday' November 28 in limited quantities.


Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 530 'Central Park'


Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 850 'Brooklyn Bridge'

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.