UPDATE: Hang on a second, Ronnie Fieg's New Balance 997.5 'Friends and Family' edition just went up for sale on KITH. We weren't expecting that, but we're glad we spotted them. Be quick, sizes have already started selling out.
The New Balance 997.5 has already enjoyed some premium treatment in 2016, and Ronnie Fieg has added to that with this ‘Archipelago’ drop. The collaborative NB’s suede upper references the waters of Greece’s archipelago – the Cyclades – with variations of inviting ocean tones. A blue of the deeper waters dominates the upper, while the N branding chops up the striking light blues you’d find in the shallows.
Sadly, Fieg has said that this New Balance colab would be limited to friends, family and those in his loyalty program. Here's hoping we can divine some of these water-channeling NBs on the ‘Bay.
– Originally published October 10, 2016.