Coinciding with the release of the second delivery of the Kith Classics Fall ’16 collection this Friday, Ronnie Fieg reprises his partnership with Italian boot brand Fracap. Sourcing nothing but the finest materials, this collaboration is built on a penchant for superior quality. Utilizing the duo’s original RF-120 silhouette, a luxury boot designed with a sneaker height, Fieg offers three new colorways suited for the transitional fall season – Orange, Navy, and Mustard. The RF-120 Hiking Boot sits atop a Vibram Flex sole unit that Fieg has applied a guardalo welt to for added protection. The guardalo welt is a classic boot element that has gone away over time. Its scalloped design shields the inside of the boot from the outside elements, thus delivering a longer lasting boot. The Orange and Mustard colorways feature a lush suede upper, while the Navy is crafted using premium full grain Italian leather. Other notable design elements include genuine shearling lining, gusseted tongues with protective overlays, marled laces, metal D-ring eyelets and grommets, and debossed Ronnie Fieg tongue branding. Lastly, each boot is accompanied by an additional set of shearling insoles and tonal laces. There are under 100 pairs of each colorway produced, all of which were carefully handcrafted in Italy. The Ronnie Fieg x Fracap RF120 Hiking Boots release this Friday, October 28 at 11AM EST at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn, the Kith Women’s Shop, and the Kith Shop at Bergdorf Goodman. They will also release online at KithNYC.com. Retail is priced at $275 USD.
Photography: Tyler Mansour