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It was just last year that the New York Knicks shook things up by naming Ronnie Fieg, the man behind the renowned Kith brand, as their inaugural Creative Director. A long-standing Knicks enthusiast, the Queens-born Fieg is now making waves at 32nd St. with two distinctive New Balance 990v6 sneaker designs, echoing the vibes of the iconic Madison Square Garden.
While Madison Square Garden hosts a myriad of professional sports squads and entertainment names, it's the New York Knicks that are soaking up the spotlight at the moment. Fans are buzzing with excitement, holding their breath with the team's strongest potential since their last 50-win streak in 2013. Fieg's tribute to the team and the venue shines through the New Balance 990v6 color themes he recently showcased on his personal Instagram.
The sneakers flaunt both a "Home" and "Away" theme. The Kith x New Balance 990v6 "Madison Square Garden" edition sports vibrant blue and orange hues on the top, contrasted with foundational shades of black and a muted bone/cream. Inside, you'll find custom blue/orange insoles with the official MSG logo on one side, and the shoebox comes creatively designed with the NYC subway tiled patterns.
Mark your calendars, sneakerheads! These kicks drop on November 6th, 2023, available both online and in physical Kith stores.