We got a sneak peek of the hot new Legacy kicks that will launch the footwear label, Run Athletics next month. Designed by Kevin Saer (Slanty Asian Eyed Rebel), the Legacy combines a vintage feel with modern materials. Subtle more high-end details include leather wrapping on the mid-sole and the rather unique suede front toe guard (click on the above images to zoom in). The colorways are mostly neutral, but each has a pop color on the tongue and heel.
One hunderd pairs of the first edition (the orange and brown colorway above) will be available initially only in the UK, Paris, Germany, and Amsterdam. Later installments will follow in about another month and eventually the complete line will be available in US independent boutique retailers. (Two more colorways after the jump.)
Running about $120 a pop, luxe looks and materials (like the upper faux-croc accents) and limited availability set the new line apart from other hip-hop fashion brands and seek to do more than just coloring-up Air Force Ones or Dunks. Come Spring 2006, look out for the "Arthur Ashe," an updated classic Tennis shoe and, later that year, "Mobius," a casual running hybrid, will drop.