New Balance MRT580 x Hypebeast

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Boston-based New Balance teams up with leading online streetwear platform Hypebeast to launch a special collaboration for the classic MRT580 silhouette. Inspired by their curiosity for the unknown, the project gives birth to 2 distinctive models, an earth-inspired MRT580HT and a space-inspired re-engineered MRT580DH.

Originally designed as an off-road trail running shoe inspired by the Made in USA M585, the 580 was released in Japan in 1996. The silhouette soon became one of the most iconic trail shoes, attracting global sneakerheads and fashionistas since its 2000 collaborations with MITA and HECTIC. In 2013, MT580 was further updated to the MRT580 with the addition of REVlite cushioning technology. 2016 marks the style’s 20th anniversary, and this collaboration is one of the many 580 offerings coming out in celebration this year.

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The earth-inspired MRT580HT channels imageries of overgrown “haikyo”, which fittingly means “abandoned place” as well as “exploration” in Japanese. Built for the curious city explorers, the shoe dons a suede upper with shades of earthy green that blend seamlessly into places where urban meets nature. Reflective details on signature N-logo and heel tab keep visibility high when venturing into the dark, and an insole with map contour line pattern echoes with the “earth” theme.

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New Balance MRT580HT x Hypebeast    
MRT580HT
Launch: Saturday 13th August 00:01BST
£125.00

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The MRT580DH, inspired by space exploration, is mysterious as the final frontier with a re-engineered black upper atop a white midsole, and splatters of white that conjure the image of stars. Made from laser-cut panels with a matte finishing, the shoe looks and feel futuristic. Both models feature REVlite midsole cushioning that makes exploration effortless.

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New Balance MRT580DH x Hypebeast    
MRT580DH
Launch: Saturday 13th August 00:01BST
£125.00

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