Restock! Stray Rats x New Balance 580sRelease: 18 May 2023
Colourway: Stray Rats
Colourway: Stray Rats
News on this release was first published on July 29, 2022.
Update May 12, 2023: The Stray Rats x New Balance 580s are restocking in both colourways! Pairs are dropping via New Balance on May 18.
Update October 24, 2022: Following the exclusive release last week, the Stray Rats x New Balance 580s have been slated for a wider drop on October 28. Cop via the retailers below!
Update October 21, 2022: The Stray Rats x New Balance 580s have been loaded onto the SR webstore – hit the links below to shop both colourways. A wider release should be announced in the near future.
Update October 18, 2022: Stray Rats’ latest New Balance collaboration using the 580 finally has a release date! Look for pairs to land at Miami and LA locations on October 19. A follow-up release will happen on October 20 via the Stray Rats webstore.
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 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 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!