Wow! Is this a glimpse of the future? We all know New Balance like to let us know the year that they released each of their shoes in, otherwise why would they name them the way they do? The 1500 was way ahead of it's time when it dropped 514 years ago, it had peeps straight up tripping, same with the 574 back in the stone age, but if this is what 2040 is gonna look like then gimme dat remote control, I wanna fast forward the next couple of decades and a half to score a pair of these today. Japan is always living in the future, it's actually 2040 over there right now, so unless you wanna wait another 26 years to buy them, hit up Mita Sneakers now?