Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013
I mentioned before on my twitter that I wanted to restart some old and new content for my blog. One of them is going back to posting wallpapers for some of my photographs. It will be a mixture of product, shoes, and scenery. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, than you should know what to expect for some of these wallpapers. This time around the wallpapers will come tagged with a small and unintrusive watermark with my copywrite information. As always, the photos are for your desktop. The files are 2500 x 1667 JPG, so if you don’t have a high resolution monitor, you’re assed out. Sorry. You gonna have to re-size them to your monitor. Please read these rights before you decide to move forward to download the file.
First up is Ronnie Fieg’s stellar ASICS GEL Lyte V “Volcano” (If you don’t have this shoe, you’re missing out. Quality is on point across the board). This was originally a test shot for an idea with sheets. It came out so good that I wanted to share it. Hope you enjoy this and the many other photos in the future…
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…
After many teases from KITH’s very own Ronnie Fieg, the ECP (East Coast Project) lookbook is finally here. Built from collaborated pieces featuring 8 different brands, its a capsule collection that exceeds expectations. Based on team colors, the two pieces that set off the collection is no doubt both ASICS Gel lyte lll’s, “New York City” and “Miami”. These are the color combos that set the stage for all the garments, headwear, luggage and eyewear modeled throughout the photos in the LB. You’ll see exclusive and limited pieces from ASICS, Golden Bear, Stance, Play Cloths, Stampd, Just Don, Tina Catherine, and Herschel Supply Co. Brands we’ve seen work on KITH projects before and some new bringing what they do best. In fact, when you think about it, RF chose specific well known brands to synthesize a collection that will dress you from your feet to your head. Therefore, solidifying a purchase from fans depending on what they tend to like in the ECP collection. Perfect, almost. He’s just missing some underwear.
Those interested in the ASICS will be in for a nice surprise. Both pairs come packaged with matching stance socks, round and flat laces. Also, for the first time these ASICS are fitted with a memory foam footbed. A very much welcomed addition to make these more comfortable. Lets hope this continues in future RF ASICS releases because that adds another good component to the already quality make-ups by RF.
This entire collection will be available first in Miami at a split Pop-up store on May 2nd and than at both Manhattan and Brooklyn KITH shops on May 10th. Note that there will be different time slots for each collection at the Miami venue. The ‘Miami’ side of the store will be open from 11am to 3pm and the ‘New York City’ side of the location, from 4pm to 8pm. You can read more information on each collaborative piece here and also get the address for the Miami Pop-up store. Good luck and have fun because I think this launch in Florida will be the better of the two. Enjoy the photos…
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This past Friday, October 1st 2010 was the release of the Asics x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte lll “Nice Kicks 2.0”. I was there again doing a Live Blog for the crazy morning in what was probably the heaviest rain I’ve witnessed in years. No seriously. It was undeniably wet to the point where even my waterproof Gourmet Quadici’s couldn’t keep the rain out; The water dripped into the shoe from my soaked denim. Anyway, I got there at 5:36 am in the morning and there were a few people already there. Some from the previous Ronnie Fieg Asics collab store drop. Join me again on this exclusive pictorial journal of what occurred that morning, with a special appearance from Ronnie F himself…