And here they are. With the announcement of ECP yesterday, some may have been wondering when the photos for the two major highlights of the collection were coming. I’m talking about the two ASICS inspired by team colors from Miami Beach and New York City. A sort of nod to hometown fans of each state, that will bring out the pride in all of them for the cities they love. Made from quality materials this ASICS ECP pack from Ronnie Fieg is one of his best efforts since his Salmon Toes. At least in my eyes. The simple idea behind these is what sets them apart from his past color-way creations he’s pumped out in the last two years. You’ll see staple accents that he’s known for and even spring forward a couple of new ones to step up the quality. One of those is the microperf nubuck on the “Miami Beach” make-up. Think of it as his signature pigskin perforated toe-box, but on nubuck. The other is implementing a sewn-in memory foam footbed for both pairs. If anyone has any shoes with memory foam, than you understand how much nicer the shoes feel when you walk in them. For those that never experienced memory foam, think Dr. Scholls. You can also expect both flat and round laces to be included, as well as matching pairs of invisible socks created by Stance exclusively for these shoes…
You can expect these to release this coming Thursday, May 2nd in very limited quantities at the Miami Beach pop-up shops. The week after, is where you’ll see them launch at Kith Manhattan and Kith Brooklyn on Friday, May 10th. This is also the same date for the online release at 11am. Either pair of your choice will retail for $145 or that’s $290 for both; Just in case you can’t do math, stupid. But wait……there’s a catch to this drop in New York City. KITH Manhattan will be host to the ‘New York City’ inspired color-way and KITH Brooklyn will host the ‘Miami Beach’ CW. Did your feelings just get hurt? That’s ok. I’m sure some of you will figure it out. Like pay someone to go get you a pair in Brooklyn, while you get the other in Manhattan. Cracked-out fiends. One good part is that both CW’s will be available online at 11am EST. So get ready with both computers on, your cell phone, your girl’s cellphone, invite your boy over to use his iPad, etc. Anyway, there you have the details for these two clean and good-looking shoes. Good luck to all, including myself on grabbing the NYC pair.
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1629 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1627 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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