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 a 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.
Balenciaga Runner Release Details
You can expect the Balenciaga Runner to release at all Kith locations and Kith.com on July 16th at 11 AM EST and EU.Kith.com. The retail price is $1,090 each.
Release Date: July 16, 2021