Ronnie Fieg partners with California-based Clae to introduce the Bradley silhouette to the world for the first time. Clae celebrates its 15th anniversary this year as an independent footwear brand, as they continue to shape their own niche by creating original cross-category silhouettes with versatile material executions. This focus and philosophy resonates with Fieg, as the Kith-founder consistently tries to develop product that is able to exist across multiple realms. This mutual ambition evolved into a collaboration, as Fieg applies his trademark penchant for quality to the all-new Bradley.
A court-inspired lifestyle sneaker, the Bradley's refined design gives it the capability to function in both formal and casual settings. Fieg balances this duality by utilizing a very high-grade vegetable-tanned leather that develops a beautiful patina during the course of wear. The heel tab is crafted from neoprene to easily take on and off the sneaker, while the custom-debossed leather insoles offer vast comfort. The upper sits atop an off-white rippled cupsole, further elevating the appearance of this model. Lastly, the Bradley is accompanied by two off-white lace options - one flat and one round.
Made in total quantities of 200 worldwide, the Ronnie Fieg x Clae Bradley releases this Saturday at Kith's Manhattan and Brooklyn locations, and at 11AM EST on KithNYC.com.
Photography: Tyler Mansour