UPDATE: The Hypebeast x New Balance 'Exploration Pack' is out there, just reach out and touch them. Okay, they may be out of reach, but let's motivate you a little further – look at how good they are on foot. You can grab a pair at Overkill, get onto it.
Following in the wake of their acclaimed 'Uncaged' adidas Ultra Boost collaboration, Hypebeast have now turned their attention to New Balance's MRT580, birthing two unique make-ups of the trail silhouette in celebration of the model's 20th anniversary. Entitled the 'Exploration Pack', the streetwear pundits have tackled both the classic MRT580HT and the re-engineered MRT580DH with carefully cultivated styling inspired by the spirit of exploration on Earth and out in the cosmos.
The MRT580HT draws its palette from the earth – specifically the Japanese word 'haikyo', meaning 'abandoned place'. This urban explorer is constructed from nappy grey suede, punctuated with subtle hits of earthy green, as well reflective detailing for nighttime exploration. The MRT580DH is inspired by space exploration, with a sleek star-splattered matte black upper and modern laser-cut panelling. Both shoes will release in distinctive packaging, available exclusively through the Hypebeast website.
The Hypebeast x New Balance MRT580 Exploration Pack will be available August 6, exclusively through Hypebeast. A wider release will follow on August 13, through selected global NB stockists.
– Originally published August 1, 2016