On June 19th, streetwear powerhouses, Kith and Diamond Supply Co. came together to create a capsule collection of apparel, accessories, and the pièce de résistance, two sneakers curated by Asics. Both Ronnie Fieg [Kith] and Nick Tershay [Diamond] did an amazing job of fusing both sport and skate by using utilizing their styles and influences along with keeping to classic silhouettes which has made both companies strongholds in streetwear, sportwear, and urban fashion.
Rather than jump into the apparel, the biggest part of this collection is the sneakers by Asics. Using the Gel Saga and Gel Lyte V silhouettes Kith and Diamond wanted to share an east coast and west coast flair by utilizing colors and material that represents each side.
The Gel Saga has a black microperforated leather upper with “Diamond Blue” pigskin suede toes, formstripes, and face panels. The liner is premium leather, and the heels are adorned with rubber patches. The Gel Lyte V upper is predominantly “Diamond Blue” microperforated pigskin suede, while the heel wrap is a metallic silver “fiberglass” material with co-branded rubber patches. The inner-sock is composed of open mesh and lined with neoprene for a breathable snug fit.
The video above highlights the Gel Saga. The Gel Saga is priced at $165 USD, and the Gel Lyte V is priced at $175 USD.