There is little doubt that the forthcoming New Balance 999 shoe created in collaboration with Ronnie Fieg will be the label’s most notable release this year. The “Steel Blue” is a subtle homage, and a modern rendition of the 1984 New Balance 1300CL — Fieg’s all-time favorite shoe. The new 999 is constructed from a blend of premium suede and pigskin leathers, arriving in a handsome steely blue colorway, and finished with contrasting laces and an unassuming sockliner. Slated for a release later this year, Steel Blue 999 will be launched alongside a separate Kith and New Balance collaborative collection that will be initially available for the first 50 people in line at Fieg’s Kith Soho and Brooklyn stores. You can read more about the history, and unique backstory of the iconic 1300CL below.
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