For KITH's "Sakura Project,"Ronnie Fieg has teamed up with PUMA to create a special edition of the R698, as well as an all-new mid-top silhouette designed by Fieg, the RF698 Mid. Both unisex silhouettes feature colorways inspired by the blooming of the sakura blossoms throughout Japan. The former represents the beginning of this natural phenomenon, featuring an upper made from microperforated pigskin suede, with burgundy on the toe box, light pink at the quarter panels, and white along the vamp and collar. The Trinomic midsole unit features gradient coloring to complement the upper. The RF698 Mid, meanwhile, is finished in darker colors to symbolize the latter stages of the cherry blossoms. The mid-cut collar features horizontal quilting, a neoprene inner-sock is supplemented for the tech liner, and the upper features a navy microperforated nubuck toe box along with a burgundy microperforated pigskin suede body. Both models will release in tandem with the KITH "Sakura Project," including all original KITH apparel and a KITH x John Elliott + Co capsule collection. The goods will release March 20th exclusively at the KITH Tokyo Pop-Up, located within the United Arrows & Sons Shibuya flagship store at 3-28-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Release Date: 3/20/2015 (Friday)