After having previewed the new collaboration between Ronnie Fieg and West Coast skate brand Diamond Supply Co. and ASICS over the last few weeks, we can finally give you a detailed look and more information on this special release. As part of the project two ASICS sneakers are coming in two iconic colorways. The collaboration brings together the East and the West Coast and at the same time fuses the skate and sportswear market. Ronnie Fieg's expertise with ASICS sneakers and signature color schemes of Diamond Supply Co. are used on the ASICS GEL Saga and ASICS GEL-Lyte V of the collaboration.
"The Gel Saga is constructed with a gritty skate mentality, as the upper uses durable microperforated black leather with “Diamond Blue” pigskin suede components. The luxe liner is made from supple leather for comfortable wear. The medial side features strategically placed tonal 3M panels for added effect. Additional details include black Gel cushioned midsole units, custom-printed co-branded insoles, rubberized patches on the heel wraps, and three additional lace options. This model retails for $165 USD.
The Gel Lyte V lies on the opposite of the color spectrum, opting for a more sportswear-oriented makeup. This model chooses “Diamond Blue” as its primary tone, as the upper is composed of microperforated pigskin suede. The heel wrap is made from a metallic silver “fiberglass” material, which provides a dynamic look to this jewel-inspired trainer. The formstripes are asymmetrical, featuring white 3M leather trimmed with reflective silver on the lateral side, and vice versa on the medial side. Porous mesh lined with soft neoprene is used for the inner-sock. Additional details include two-toned white Gel-cushioned midsole units, custom printed co-branded insoles, rubberized co-branded patches on the heel wraps, and two additional lace options. This model retails for $175 USD."
The Ronnie Fieg x Diamond Supply Co. x ASICS GEL Saga and GEL-Lyte V will be available with the entire KITH x Diamond Supply Co. Collection this Friday, June 19 at 11 a.m. EST at KITH Manhattan and KithNYC.com. The collection will also release in-store at the Diamond Supply Co. Los Angeles and San Francisco flagship stores, as well as online, on June 19. Both pairs purchased at KITH and Diamond Supply Co. locations will arrive in custom “Diamond Blue” packaging with custom “Diamond Blue” jewelry dust-bags.