Boston-based New Balance will launch the new MRT580XX in the summer of 2015. Designed with the fashion-conscious consumer in mind, this reinterpretation of the classic 580 draws inspiration from the season’s rising fashion trends. The MRT580XX will be available in Asia in a clean all-white look, delivered in special packaging that features the same thematic elements from the enclosed shoe.
Being one of the most popular New Balance heritage silhouettes since 1996, the 580 is now incorporated with the brand’s lightweight REVlite midsole and reimagined with an all-white treatment to suit the ever-changing urban style. The resulting clean look on this classic silhouette offers versatility in completing an outfit and gives birth to a chic sophisticated minimal look.
Casual but refined, classic yet contemporary, MRT580XX is intricately designed. White genuine leather with embossed crocodile skin-like finish is used on the sneakers, providing a hint of organic texture that enriches the shoe’s minimalist white look. White straight lined crosses are evenly sprinkled throughout the shoe, establishing a contrast with the raw quality of the surface material yet lends to an intriguingly coherent overall style. Inherited from the brand’s performance line, ultra reflective details are placed on the shoe tongue, the “N” logo and the white-cross patterning. Not only do these details bring out the theme of contrasting elements, they also daringly highlight the vital character of the wearer. The choice of roundish shoelaces further emphasizes the clean and assertive look.
The brand’s careful consideration of how this shoe is presented is more than applause-worthy. Echoing the theme of contrast, the package features a crisp and cool classic color combo of black shoebox with a white wrapper. Elaborate details like the mini crosses that pop on the wrapping paper and the crocodile skin texture etched on the black shoebox further demonstrate New Balance’s determination to offer a unique fashion experience with the 580XX.
This special edition sneaker is luxuriously designed with the suggested retail price of $249. This will be flying off the shelves at Leftfoot Entrepot (The Cathay) and Limited Edt Vault 313 on 16 May 2015.