New Balance X Hypebeast Exploration MRT580DH & MRT580HT
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of New Balance’s coveted 580 silhouette and to
commemorate the occasion, Hypebeast have come together to craft two renditions of
exploration with the ‘Earth’ and ‘Space’ 580.
The Japanese word “haikyo,” which translates to "abandoned place," is also synonymous with exploration. In Japan, many of these abandoned areas have been taken over by the force of nature and formed breath-taking sights that tap the human nature of curiosity for further exploration. The New Balance 580 has a strong influence to the Japanese sneaker landscape. The combination of inner beauty of abandoned areas and the strong culture of exploration is the centre of our design as we try to portray the beautiful blend of palettes.