Popular online streetwear site HYPEBEAST is teaming up with New Balance to launch a special collaboration for the classic MRT580 silhouette. The HYPEBEAST New Balance 580 Exploration Pack is inspired by the curiosity for the unknown, and includes two distinctive models: an earth-inspired MRT580HT and a space-inspired re-engineered MRT580DH.
The MRT580HT “Earth” channels imageries of overgrown “haikyo”, which fittingly means “abandoned place” and “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 the 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.
Inspired by space exploration, the MRT580D “Space” is as mysterious as the final frontier with re-engineered black uppers atop a white midsole, finished with 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.
Look for the HYPEBEAST x New Balance 580 “Exploration Pack” to release on August 13th, at select retailers in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.