8th Street, the Clarks Originals sub-label led by KITH creator Ronnie Fieg, is still going strong four months after its original introduction. The brand is no longer only available at KITH, but is also available at Clarks.
The Lockhill and Sandford are two dressed-up shoes in the 8th Street range. The former, named after one of Clarks’ original repair shops, is a suede low-top with a thick crepe midsole reminiscent of the Wallabee.
Similarly, the latter is named after Clarks’ original London warehouse. The Sandford, which has a sleek silhouette comparable to Nike’s Air Force 1 Low, is a classic design that can be worn with sweatpants or trousers.
Fieg’s effect on fashion and culture is well-known at this point. This year marks the tenth anniversary of KITH, Fieg’s phenomenally popular brand and retail business, which has outlets in New York, Miami, Paris, and Tokyo.
Versace, Coca-Cola, and Nike are just a handful of the many prominent friends Fieg has worked with spanning fashion, art, and even cuisine.
Fieg continues his cultural cross-pollination with 8th Street, fusing Clarks’ history and tradition with his own – the label’s name relates to the Greenwich Village street where Fieg used to work at David Z, his first foray into the world of shoes.
KITH is releasing a few new models for Fall/Winter 2021, including the chelsea boot-like Radlett and the Breacon runner, which will be available with new variants of the Sandford on KITH’s website and in stores on October 8.