Ronnie Fieg makes another memorable collaboration running alongside with Puma. With the last collaborative efforts they were able to forge the “Coat of Arms” (COA) Puma Disc Blaze that came in a pack of two of a cove and salmon colored disc blaze and also they were able to come up with a Puma Disc Blaze “3M” pack after that. So the two are no strangers to each others’ works as they have been in business before. This time around Fieg draws inspiration from a trip to Japan he had and comes up with two beautiful sneakers that represent different aspects of his journey.
RF works on the Puma R698 for one sneaker and even tinkers with the silhouette and comes up with his own mid version called the RF698 since there’s not better way to describe the sneaker than the man himself.
“The Tokyo Sakura Collection with Puma is comprised of a classic R698, which represents the beginning of the seasonal transition, as well as the RF698 Mid, which represents the darker ending. The R698 is composed of microperforated pigskin suede, and utilizes burgundy colorblocking amidst the toe. The rest of the upper features a subtle light pink base with white overlay panels. The lateral formstripe is scythed to give a petal-effect. The Trinomic midsole unit includes a gradient to fit the entire color scheme. A tonal leather liner is the final detail on this model. The RF698 Mid’s upper is entirely microperforated, with nubuck used for the toe and pigskin for the remainder. A burgundy body is offset by a dark navy forefoot, which plays into the gradient dual-speckle Trinomic midsole. The inner-sock is fastened from neoprene, and includes both tongue and heel pulls for accessibility. The medial formstripe is asymmetrical, and made from navy 3M. Both models in the pack also feature tonal 3M KITH | Ronnie Fieg tongue labels, co-branded quilted insoles, three sets of lace options, and custom packaging.”
You will be able to catch these releases on Saturday March 28th, 2015 at 11 am EST. These will be sold in stores at both Kith NYC flagship stores and online. Check out the two models below.