RF meets RF as Ronnie Fieg and Roger Federer team up for a special collaboration to kick off the US Open. The duo are launching a special set of THE ROGER sneakers from Federer’s partnership with On.
“Roger and I each carry a solid work ethic and a passion for our respective crafts,” says Kith founder Ronnie Fieg. “We both strive to be and remain the very best at what we do. That foundation of mutual respect, regardless of our profession, led to a sense of trust with one another in the design process.”
The On THE ROGER (RF)² Pack includes THE ROGER Clubhouse Mid and THE ROGER Pro, one lifestyle and one on-court model. To design the pack, both partners dabbled in each other’s areas of expertise. Federer designed THE ROGER Clubhouse Mid, an off-court model with a raised collar, a reference to the tennis shoes of the ’90s when the pros preferred to play in mid-tops. As a nod to Roger’s early days, the entire shoe has been treated with red clay. “My first challenger was on clay, my first satellite was on clay, the first player I beat was on clay,” Roger said, referring to tennis’s minor-league professional circuits. “So, clay came first.” Roger Federer signed each pair personally.
For the second shoe, Fieg applied his lifestyle lens to THE ROGER Pro. This is On’s first high-performance tennis silhouette and comes constructed equipped with a vegan leather upper, Zero Gravity foam midsole, and an embedded carbon Speedboard in the outsole. The (RF)² logo is debossed on the medial quarters. “Roger’s RF logo is so iconic,” explains Fieg. “So rather than alter it, we simply added the squared insignia so that it could represent the both of us.” The lateral quarter logo features the Unisphere sculpture, a nod to Fieg’s hometown of Queens, NY and the setting of the US Open.
While the Clubhouse Mid comes pre-rubbed in clay, the Pro comes in clean white and is packaged with a bag of clay for ultimate customization. An instruction manual comes with directions so owners can apply the clay to the sneakers themselves. Ronnie Fieg personally signed each pair, too. The shoes come in a special double box (both shoes are sold together), which also includes 3 spare laces and dust bags for both styles.
The On THE ROGER (RF)² Set drops on Monday, August 29th at all Kith shops, the Kith app, Kith.com (11am ET), and EU.Kith.com (11am CET). Retail price for the pack is $550 USD. Check out the photos below.