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Footwear April, 10 2014

Ronnie Fieg x Clarks Kildare

Over the past few years the name Ronnie Fieg has come to accompany many of the most sought-after footwear releases in recent memory. Almost single-handedly reviving the ASICS brand, Ronnie has done well at creating hype around shoes that traditionally were known for sitting on shelves. What started out as a series of custom colorways evolved into reworked silhouettes with the likes of PUMA, Timberland and others. This season Ronnie partnered with the legendary Clarks to develop an original technical shoe that’s something of a “best of both worlds” release.

The idea behind this never before seen silhouette was to create a trainer upper and place it on a crepe sole to stay true to Clarks Originals and the company’s heritage. Ronnie’s eye for color-blocking and material choice mates seamlessly with Clarks’ iconic “holy grail of comfort” DNA for a fresh piece of footwear. Done up in water-resistant pigskin suede, the Kildare features pigskin leather lining, Ortholite footbeds, and a natural crepe ripple tread sole. Two colorways will release this April exclusively through KITH and may very well help put Clarks back on the map with a new generation of footwear aficionados.

The Ronnie Fieg x Clarks Kildare was originally featured in the eighth issue of Highsnobiety magazine, click here to find out where you can pick up a copy.

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