July 20, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
It’s still relatively common to refer to family as ‘(next of) kin’, but aside from Kids in the Hall fans, it’s rare to see anyone use the word ‘kith’ these days. These words are like, well, cousins, the latter taken directly from the Middle English in reference to those regulars in your life with whom you only share a modicum of genetic material. So when we see an image of the dope upcoming Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III ‘Leatherbacks’ on the designer’s blog with just ‘Kith.’ posted below, is it safe to assume that these are a friends and family release and that the rumor about the ‘Mint Leaf’ GLIII as his last collabo release at David Z is true? Time will tell how much further the Asics x Ronnie Fieg family tree continues to extend, so click through for more and stick with Sneaker News for updates on a possible ‘Leather Back’ Gel Lyte III release date.
As it turns out, the cryptic “Kith” underneath the image on Ronnie Fieg’s site refers to the retail space of the same name that Mr. Fieg will be opening in NYC in the future. Good news for our readers, as these will indeed be releasing to the public, and Ronnie is promising some more heavy duty servers at his new place to handle the webstore. This comes as a blessing for those who have tried to cop his previous releases online through DavidZ. As always, stay tuned with Sneaker News for the release info.