Ronnie Fieg continues his strong partnership with New Balance, and becomes the first person to collaborate on the Made in USA 997.5. Fieg presents two models as part of the Mykonos 997.5 collection - the Cyclades and the Archipelago. The Cyclades was inspired by a trip Fieg took to the beautiful Nammos resort in Mykonos, Greece. The tri-color design reflects the tones most prevalent at this beach-side haven, depicted in this photograph taken by Fieg, which can also be seen on the custom-printed insoles. The orange forefoot represents the umbrellas, the beige midfoot resembles the soft sand, while the seafoam green found on the heel mirrors the waters of the Aegean Sea. The upper is fully pigskin suede with subtle 3M panels, and sits atop a white 998 ABZORB midsole unit. The Archipelago model continues the theme and features a fully blue color scheme, another nod to the swirling shades of the Aegean Sea. The pigskin suede upper is primarily deep-ocean blue, while the N logos are asymmetrical. Staring at the shoes from the right, both N logos are a tropical seafoam, but from the left side both logos are a rich aquatic blue. This model also sits atop a white 998 ABZORB midsole unit, and features tonal 3M paneling. The Cyclades and Archipelago are both accompanied by custom packaging, 5 sets of laces, and a pair of Kith x Stance Mykonos Fusion Ankle Socks. The Ronnie Fieg x New Balance Mykonos 997.5 Collection releases this Friday at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn, and KithNYC.com. The Cyclades will also be released online on KithNYC.com at 11AM EST. The Archipelago was released digitally as a Friends & Family Loyalty Program exclusive and will not have a wider online release. Also, both models are globally exclusive to Kith and will not be stocked at any other locations. Lastly, both are set to retail at $240 USD.
Photography: Tyler Mansour