The original New Balance 580 was only available in Japan. The shoe was initially only available in Japan before the internet. But as the sneaker market expanded throughout the world, the shoe’s popularity increased, especially in Europe. New Balance was able capitalize on this popularity and collaborated with many designers and brands. Here are some of the best collaborations with the 580:
Many of the special edition 580s were created in collaboration between wings+horns, New Balance and New Balance. To celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary, the shoe was released in different colorways. In 2013, the 580 was also made available for women.
A collaboration between two Japanese sneaker brands was the catalyst for the New Balance 580’s success in the street fashion world. To create the collaboration shoe, several Japanese brands including Stussy and Undefeated teamed up with the company. The collaboration worked well, and the shoes became instant bestsellers in Japan. Today, the 580 is known as the “MT580” in the US sneaker market.
A classic model, the New Balance 580 is a highly sought-after runner. The ABZORB technology and ROLLBAR technology provide comfort and cushioning for a variety of activities. The mesh and suede upper make the shoe lightweight and versatile for day-to-day thrashing. The midsole features the REVlite cushioning system, which is thick at the heel for maximum impact protection and energy return. This sneaker was inspired by the brand’s iconic barbershop pole. It is made from the finest material.