The almighty Ronnie Fieg is at it again, digging into his extensive archive to revive classics with the Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte V “Cove” and “Mint.” Fans of Fieg’s work should be aware that his infamous 2011 Asics Gel Lyte III “Cove” and “Mint” renditions have surpassed grail status. RF had yet to open his Kith NYC flagships when the GLIII’s released so the production of these kicks were extremely limited.
“Everyone that’s been following me from a few years back has really been asking me to retro my Gel Lyte III’s in the ‘Cove’ and ‘Mint’ colorways. Somebody even started a petition online, which is pretty crazy. So instead of re-releasing them, I executed the same colorways and materials onto my favorite new silhouette from ASICS which is the Gel Lyte V,” says Fieg.
True to original execution, the makeup of the “Cove” and “Mint” GLV’s follow the same formula of the original Gel Lyte III renditions. The “Cove” is outfitted in a premium nubuck upper with pigskin perforated underlays, along with a neoprene sock liner and 3M accenting. Meanwhile, the “Mint” rendition is decked out in a buttery nubuck and mesh paneling. Both shoes sit atop off-white midsoles and grey outsoles for added pop.
In conjunction with the Asics Gel Lyte V’s drop, limited edition variations of the Bleecker sweatpants will release. To commemorate the full collection, Kith NYC’s Mellany Sanchez directed and styled a crisp lookbook with models Alice and Andreia Contreiras. (#twinning) Shot by Snapps NY, the photos accentuate the Black, Oatmeal, Heather and Navy sweatpant options. Fly twin chicks in kicks? Now that’s what I call “shoe porn.”
The Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte V “Cove” & “Mint” renditions will release alongside the new Bleecker sweatpants on Saturday, April 5th in-store at Kith’s Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. The collection will be available online at 11 AM via the Kith online shop.
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