BAIT and New Balance are no strangers to the G.I Joe theme of colab sneakers – they knocked their previous 'Cobra Commander' 574s and 'Roadblock' 710s out of the ballpark – and this month they're returning for another round, this time tackling the 580 silhouette head-on with the unveiling of the 'Arashikage Pack'. Utilising the rivalry between the Arashikage clan as a muse, BAIT has gone with the lush vibes for the 'Storm Shadow' 580, draping its upper in off-white suede, while the midsole is hit with a vivid red gradation and additional red speckling, 'coz how else do you depict blood spray on a shoe! On the opposing side of the rivalry, the 'Snake Eyes' 580 does visual damage layered up in several different textures of black, including of ripstop nylon, Wolverine suede and rich box leather. Additional details that tie the two together are the Arashikage symbol, which feature on both lace locks and heels.
In celebration of BAIT's three-year anniversary, the BAIT x HASBRO x New Balance 'Arashikage Pack' will release exclusively at BAIT, all 7 BAIT chapter stores and BAITme.com commencing October 10.
- Originally published on October 1, 2015.