Herschel Supply presents the fifth instalment of W5&H: A Who, What, Where, When, Why & How featuring top influencers from a selection of industries. Working in the footwear industry since the age of 13, Ronnie Fieg is now the Designer and Owner of one of the top men’s footwear boutiques in New York City, Kith NYC. To learn more about Ronnie, view the full interview below… 1. Who are you?I am Ronnie Fieg. A human being.
2. What do you do?
I am a designer and owner of Kith NYC.
3. Where do you live?
I’m born and bred in New York City.
4. When are you most productive?
I feel like I’m actually most productive on vacations because I can really gather thoughts and really put things in order. I’m not able to do that back home because I’m pulled in a million directions. When I’m able to turn things off I’m then able to organize things in a very efficient way.
5. Why the shoe industry?
I’ve been working in the footwear industry since 13 (1995) and I’ve always dreamed of having my own shop. I used to sketch out how my store would look on my notebook paper back when I was a kid. I’ve thought about opening up a shop and in the past few years it has become a real opportunity. Now I enjoy growing and moving forward from here.
6. How do you select future projects
When meeting with brands I try looking for missing items in their line. Product that I feel the brand needs to offer but with a premium twist. The project usually needs to be placed above the brand’s usual retail price point with limited distribution.
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