Kith will be the worldwide exclusive launch partner for Balenciaga’s new Runner silhouette. Balenciaga has issued 650 preview models across three colorways that will be available exclusively at Kith for a limited time.
The Runner takes a DIY approach, combining an amalgamation of running footwear elements and applying them to one shoe. The style is reimagined with a one-of-a-kind, handmade vintage look-and-feel as raw cuts, stitches and glue are seen throughout a mesh and leather upper. The updated sole comes from the brand’s iconic Track silhouette and features “Runner” branding on the lateral side. Circling the opening is a row of punched holes, while mesh, nylon, and injection-molded polyurethane are pieced together in a pre-worn aesthetic. The sole highlights Balenciaga’s focus on comfort and technology. A pull tab is seen at the heel while the tongue features the classic Balenciaga logo. Lastly, each model features custom Kith & Balenciaga-branded dubraes that denote the 650-limited edition number.
The Balenciaga Runner – Kith Exclusive releases Friday, July 16th exclusively at all Kith shops, 11AM EST on Kith.com, as well as 11AM CET on EU.Kith.com.
This style retails for $1,090 USD in black, white and gray/burgundy. Sizes range from 39 – 45 for Men’s and 36 – 42 for Women’s.