The original 580 was a huge hit thanks to its stylish design, made collaborations mainstream, and entered folklore thanks to the difficulty of acquiring a pair outside of Japan. Truth be told, you probably wouldn’t have even realized the shoe existed unless you were immersed in the nascent subculture of internet sneaker culture. A brand with deep roots in multiple subcultures, Stray Rats presents its spin on the classic Stray Rats x New Balance MT580.
Taking cues from 2007—the year the 580 made its debut in the United States—the upper is constructed from nubuck and glossy nylon and equipped with brilliant fluorescent colors and subtle earth tones. By conjuring uncommon hues juxtaposed against house interior backgrounds, the color schemes pay homage to the era of digital camera images of sneaker collections published to message boards and forums.
Stray Rats x New Balance MT580
Release Date: Oct 28, 2022
Style Code: MT580SR2