Ronnie Fieg x Diamond Supply Co. x Asics Gel Saga & Gel Lyte V.

by Henrik Buzzi


The entire concept stems from a very nostalgic place for Ronnie Fieg. When he was growing up, Diamond was this super limited, hard-to-access brand in Los Angeles. Then in 2005, they released their first Nike SB and became even more instrumental to the culture. He always admired that shoe and the significance it’s held. Ronny never had the confusion of whether or not KITH and Diamond could mix. Nicky is an OG, and I’ve been the footwear game for 20 years now, which is why the collection is dropping on the 20th anniversary of his first day in the footwear industry.
Ronny chose to work on the Gel Saga and Gel Lyte V silhouettes. The Gel Saga was designed with more of a skate-inspiration, as it’s a bulkier trainer. I applied thick durable microperforated black leather to the upper, while the toe, face panels, and formstripes are blocked in “Diamond Blue” pigskin suede.  The lining is also leather for a very luxe feel. The Gel Lyte V is more lifestyle, featuring an inverse colorway, as “Diamond Blue” is the main color on the upper. The GLV has microperforated pigskin suede with a “fiberglass” reflective silver material on the heel wrap. The formstripes are reversed, with white 3M on the lateral side, and reflective silver on the medial. An all white midsole matches the open mesh inner-sock. Both pairs also feature custom co-branded insoles and rubberized co-branded patches on the heels. Releasing June 19th is stores, at KithNYC.com and DiamondSupplyCo.com