Footwear models that have legitimately changed the course of sneaker history are few and far between. The 580 is one of those shoes. While the trail-inspired design and chunky, ‘90s rollbar-equipped midsole cut a distinctive figure, the 580’s legacy is ushering in the era of collaboration. As the 580 was adopted by trendsetting kids of Harajuku, third-party collaborators were enlisted to appeal directly to this style-conscious audience, a concept unheard of at the time. Furthering the 580’s legend is the fact that pre-internet shopping, the 580 was virtually impossible to obtain outside of Japan. More than a classic, the 580 embodies truly doing things differently.
The legendary 580 is reintroduced once more after its initial bring-back OG colourway. New Balance this time opts to doff its cap to two truly iconic colourways first featured in the early days of collaborations and in particular two colourways created in conjunction with a heavyweight of the streetwear game. Nubuck panels and shiny poly pag mesh make for an era-defining execution.
The New Balance MT580AB2 & MT580AC2 launch at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE. Enter via the button below.