For our first look back into the previous collaborations between Kith Frontman, Ronnie Fieg and New Balance, we take a look at the most recent release, the New Balance 577 "Americana". Rewind to early last December, fresh off the Black Friday release of the RF x NB 1600 "Daytona"on Black Friday, Ronnie surprised us all when he announced the release of the NB 577 "Americana". The "Americana" 577 released December 2nd, last year exclusively online at Kith NYC, and later were made available in-store and at a few other select New Balance retailers in limited quantities. The beautiful navy blue upper utilizes two different shades of a navy blue pig skin suede that gives the "Americana" a denim look. The upper also features reflective Navy Blue 3M hits, along with a debossed "NB" and "577" patches on the tongue. An interesting midsole and outsole combo is used on the "Americana", the navy blue midsole features silver accents combined with red and white midsole sections, all of which sit atop a bold red outsole. The Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 577 "Americana" is another job well done by Ronnie Fieg and the team over at Kith NYC. The project between Fieg and New Balance was the second release in a big week from the two collaborators and definitely a successful follow-up to the previously mentioned New Balance 1600 "Daytona"
Having been a huge fan of all the previous Ronnie Fieg x New Balance collaborations, it goes without saying that I am a huge fan of the "Americana" 577. The navy blue upper is extremely plush but yet subtle, letting the small but well placed details stand out. As usual, Kith hooks us up with 3 sets of laces including choices of solid navy and solid red both of which feature RF, Kith, and New Balance branding, and also a set of Red, White and Blue rope laces. I actually dug into some boxes and switched things up by throwing in a set of light grey New Balance laces from the C-Note 998's, I felt the light shade of grey would set off the 3M hits on the New Balance logo on the side of the sneaker, as well as the white on the midsole.
Check out some pictures I shot of last years Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 577 "Americana" collaboration. Let us know where these rank of your list of Ronnie Fieg's previous collaborations. Stay tuned for tomorrow's look back at another RF x NB collaborative release.