The Monroe boot from Eastland is a gentlemen’s perfed cap-toe boot with rugged casual elegance. Handcrafted in Maine, the boot uses 100% heavyweight Horween leathers that are tanned in the USA with hand-rubbed finishes. Key details include triple-row stitched uppers for added durability, natural rawhide laces, a cushioned leather insole and a stacked leather sole with a rubber lug outsole for added traction and durability. Check out the boot now at Kith Manhattan and KithNYC.com.
Before we continue where we left off, a disclaimer. These are my favorite shoes of 2013. They probably aren’t yours. If you agree with my choices, that’s cool. If you don’t, that’s also cool. This is far from a definitive list of greatness for the year. Rather, just me taking the opportunity to shine a light on some of my favorite sneakers. Lets do it…
49) Nike Roshe Run “Metric”
48) adidas Adios 2 “Camo”
47) Nike Dunk Hi “Acorn”
46) Highs and Lows ASICS “Brick and Mortar” Pack
45) Footpatrol x Saucony “Only in Soho”
44) Nike Trainerendor
43) Nike Zoom Vapor 9 “Brogue”
42) Nike Air Max 1 “Liquid Metal” Gold
41) Nike Air Python
40) Invincible x New Balance 1400
39) Greats Brand Wilson
38) Mastermind x adidas zx500
37) The Hudson’s Bay x Converse Jack Purcell
36) Nike Air 180 “Camo” Germany
35) Nike Dunk Hi “Snake Pack”
34) Jordan V “Laney”
33) CLOT x Air Max 1 SP
32) Jordan 1 Black/Red
31) Nike Air 180 Terra “Oreo”
30) ATMOS x Nike Air Max 90 “Camo Pack”
29) Sneaker Freaker x Puma Blaze of Glory “Shark Attack”
28) Nike Air Force 1 “Arctic Green”
27) size? x Nike Air Max 93 “Teal Pack”
26) Jordan V “Fear”
25) ATMOS x Nike Air Max 1
tags: AZ, Brooklyn, Kith, natives, New York, nyn, products, team
The idea behind the “New York Natives – 1996″ capsule collection was to imagine what Kith would have looked like if it had opened in 1996. The inspiration for each piece presented here comes straight from popular brands and musical influences from that era. The subject of interest to display the collection correctly is none other than legendary Brooklyn rapper AZ, a true New York Native. AZ brings us through the nostalgic lineup that takes design cues from familiar products during that time and have now been translated into a new range of apparel and accessories by Kith.
Starting off the collection are two Golden Bear varsity jackets ($400 USD), with leather sleeves on the burgundy colorway and calf nubuck sleeves on the orange. All the ribbing on both jackets are custom Navajo knits. The New York Native Washington Hooded Rugby ($125 USD) features tough fleece protection with a stitched in Indian head embroidery, a theme throughout the collection, along with Kith sport logo embroidery on the opposite arm. Bold New York Native applique is added to the front of each along with 1996 on the back. The New York Native Jefferson Striped Button-down shirt ($100 USD) is made with a medium weight cotton for durability. Sublimated print makes up the front while brown marbled buttons finish off the look. The Stanton Sweatpant ($88 USD) is an item that’s been in the works for quite sometime. Now perfected, the pant uses a heavy weight fleece fabric with a tapered slim fit and a drawstring waist for adjustment. Logo NYN Crewnecks ($95 USD) arrive with a comfortable fleece featuring the New York Native Indian print logo on the front and 1996 on the back. Key details include raglan sleeves and ribbed side gussets. Wrapping up the collection are three New York Native Starter snapbacks ($45 USD), two with matching New York Native branding on the crown in raised embroidery and with the third using the Indian logo motif.
The full collection will land at the new Kith pop-up store at 66 Bleecker Street (between Broadway and Crosby) in Manhattan, as well as at Kith Brooklyn and KithNYC.com starting on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 11am EST. Due to limited availability on the collection, each customer is limited to one piece/size per product.
Each online purchase will also include a digital copy of the Kith x DJ Clark Kent “New York Natives 1996″ Mixtape featuring songs by Jay-Z, 2Pac, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Too $hort, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and more.
tags: 6, products, Ronnie Fieg, super boot, team, Timberland
Just in time for cold weather, Kith presents the Ronnie Fieg For Timberland 6″ Inch 40 Below capsule collection. The drop consists of three boots exclusively available at the new Kith pop-up at 66 Bleeker Street (between Broadway and Crosby), as well as at Kith Brooklyn and KithNYC.com on December 14th at 11am EST. Click here for more details and for a closer look.
tags: Onitsuka Tiger, products, The Good Will Out, X-Caliber
German retailer The Good Will Out and Onitsuka Tiger present the medieval-inspired X-Caliber. Dubbed the “Silver Knight” this classic running silhouette features a grey suede base with mesh uppers, and infused green and red accents, reflective 3M hits and The Good Will Out branded on the heel. Look for the limited edition X-Caliber on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at Kith Manhattan and KithNYC.com.
Inspired by classic soccer silhouettes from the past, Nike Sportswear presents the NSW Tiempo 94. The style uses quilted stitching with leather on the upper and detailed suede overlays. A long leather tongue folds over the laces, keeping with soccer styling. To wrap it all up, a perforated leather sockliner and a gum sole below lend timeless additions. Look for the Nike NSW Tiempo ’94 OG to release at Kith locations or by phone order at 646-648-6285 or 347-821-4206 on December 12th, 2013.
Nike mixes fashion-forward design with a deep running heritage in the all new LunarElite Sky Hi. Mixing Nike’s latest cushioning innovation, the lightest wedged Nike sneaker to date features a one-piece upper with perforations and a ventilated neoprene bootie. The exaggerated midsole re-defines the look of Lunarlon cushioning, born for performance and style. Purchase the Nike WMNS LunarElite Sky Hi QS in Black/Neon at Kith Manhattan or by phone order at 646-648-6285 on December 13th, 2013.
tags: abstract, art, black beast, blaze of glory, great white, holy grail, MAS, sharkbait, sneaker art, Sneaker Freaker, team
So ever since the 2008 release of the “Great White” Blaze of Glory release from Sneaker Freaker, I have been hooked on what they collaborate on. Missing out on the first release and finding out that an exotic version of the shoes were given to friends and family with genuine sharkskin leather made me want them even more. 5 years later, it turns out that the guys over at Sneaker Freaker RE-released this amazing shoe and in special packaging and everything. However timing couldn’t be anymore worse for me. :’( AND We got them in the states AAAGGHH!! However now something new has surfaced from the Sneaker Freaker team and its the most prized bait of all, the “Sharkbait” Puma Blaze of Glory. In my opinion I thought the pack couldn’t get any more better but I was highly proven wrong. These are a INSANE MUST HAVE. Somehow, I will obtain you Sharkbait
The Ewing Athletics line expands with two new colorways of the 33 Hi this weekend. Featuring all suede make ups, the model arrives in both a Sunflower and a Blue/Orange colorway. Each includes a tonal outsole, ankle straps and signature “Patrick Ewing” and his number “33″ stitched detailing. Check out these latest styles coming to both Kith locations and KithNYC.com on December 14th, 2013.
The classic ASICS Gel Lyte III runner arrives in an all new Black/Grey/Silver colorway this weekend. The style features a signature split tongue and gel cushioning below. Woven features take over the upper that are contrasted with leather detailed paneling and webbing on the heel and midpanel. Check out the latest colorway at Kith locations and KithNYC.com today.