Original Story (01/14/20): Ronnie Fieg has shared a new photo of his multi-colored New Balance 1700, the latest collaboration between KITH and New Balance.
First seen back in September, this New Balance 1700 features a multi-colored suede upper dressed in vibrant shades of blue, purple, and pink, with additional panels of grey and orange mixed in, all on top of a chunky white midsole. No apparent KITH branding appears on the sneaker, but the color palette just screams Ronnie Fieg.
According to Fieg’s “2020 1700 0131” caption, the KITH x New Balance 1700 will release on January 31st. Stay tuned for official release details.
Update (01/29/20): A look at the The Colorist Capsule, consisting of a Williams 3 Hoodie in 500 GSM fleece, a Paneled L/S in two ombré tie-dye washes with custom kaleidoscope Kith & NB patches, and asymmetrically paneled nylon quarter zip jackets and track pants. Releasing this Friday in-store and online on Kith.com.
Update (01/28/20): KITH’s creative director and founder Ronnie Fieg has provided more details on his upcoming New Balance “The Colorist” collection. It includes two colorways of the New Balance 1700, with a total of 1700 pairs between both styles produced and will only release at Kith shops and Kith.com this Friday. They feature “fieg” branding on the heel and come dressed in a combination of various colored suedes.
“The Colorist” campaign highlights Fieg’s love for color palettes. As part of the campaign, Fieg has highlighted creatives that excel in the use color palettes in their professions. The campaign includes 68-year-old James Little, an abstract painter who creates his own colors with pure pigment and heated beeswax. Also included is Corinne Bryson, a florist that uses unorthodox combinations of flowers and plants to create unique arrangements. The third colorist is Will Mercado, whose been in the marble industry for 15 years, sourcing different stones from all over the world to discover exotic colors and introduce them into people’s lives.
Check out their stories on the KITH website.
Update (01/21/20): Mr. Fieg has provided a look at both colorways of the New Balance 1700 releasing as part of “The Colorist” collection. Check them out below and expect a full look at the collection in the coming days.
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10 different color suedes used for this one. Really hard to use that many colors on an upper and still have it be wearable. The 1700 has always been a Japanese favorite. I’ve bought a few pairs over the years and asked that New Balance allow me to work on the model *that has only once been collaborated on in the states (Barneys). The 1700 is a top 3 NB silhouette for me. Can’t wait to show you the campaign for this one. Soon come.
Update (01/17/20): This colorway will be part of an upcoming Kith x New Balance collection entitled “The Colorist.” Campaign coming soon.