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Stray Rats New Balance 580
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Stray Rats New Balance 580
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Stray Rats New Balance 580
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Stray Rats’ Upcoming New Balance 580 Collaboration Screams 2007 Throwbacks

Stray Rats are continuing their New Balance collaborative partnership with the imminent return of the lauded 580 (aka MT580). Revealed by head honcho Julian Consuegra, these super colourful kicks scream mid-2000s style. More specifically, 2007 – the year the model was officially available in the US after being a Japanese exclusive for over a decade.

This sort of multicoloured execution is something, as they say, you had to be there for. Sneakerheads who have been following the model since the 2000s will recall the multitude of crazy 580 colourways that were co-opted by a handful of Japanese retailers, who pushed the creative possibilities of the panelling.

Stray Rats, who already have a proven track record with colourful NB colabs, continue the same spirit with two loud colourways featuring purples, pinks, burgundies, greens, and all sorts of garish combinations. More significantly for the brand nerds, this 580 revival will reportedly reprise its idiosyncratic Rollbar midsole insert – a feature that has been missing on the model’s sporadic releases the past few years.

This initial reveal means the official announcement and release process is still pending, but it’s likely to be within weeks. Stray Rats fans, New Balance geeks and everybody else, it’s time to get excited!

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