Kith mastermind and streetwear powerhouse Ronnie Fieg has teased a redux of his first-ever sneaker collaboration, the 2007 David Z. x Asics GEL-LYTE III “252” pack.
While the original 252 pack was surely monumental for Fieg’s place on the radar of sneaker enthusiasts worldwide, it also brought a love of Asics to American audiences in a completely new way. This two-way partnership has spawned numerous incredible collaborations since the initial three, and it looks like Fieg is revisiting his roots to celebrate his growth in the past 13 years.
Taking to his Instagram story, Fieg noted that while the shoes in the original “252 Pack” were inspired by Japanese fashion that he loved, they were made of “faux materials” and he consistently thought about what he would’ve done differently. Although Fieg didn’t tease any of the upcoming “252.1” pack in detail, the single shot of him holding what’s assumed to be a sample from the new collection tells us more than enough: Textured suede has replaced synthetic/satin material originally seen on the toe box, small color swaps appear to have been made, and the shoe overall appears to have been constructed with Fieg’s signature attention to material and detail.
While there’s no official release information on the Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel-Lyte III “252.1” pack, stay tuned for more info as Ronnie releases more details about the pack in preparation for its debut. Check out the teaser photo and photos of the original release down below.
Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel-Lyte III “252 Pack” (2007):