07 July 2016 10:00:00
New Balance × wings + horns 580 deconstructed: postflight debriefing
Talking about the second collaboration of New Balance and wings + horns
In the mid air
wings + horns is a premium Canadian-Japanese brand established in 2004. Constantly on trips between Tokyo and Vancouver, JJ Wilson and Courtney Chew, the founders, came up with the concept right in midair. The brand easily integrates love for innovative fabrics with Japanese approach to details. Inspired by the Canadian landscape, wings + horns is one of those few brands making all the products in its homeland.
In 1996, Boston sport shoes giant New Balance released a rare model designed specially for the Japanese market, MT580. This year, the collection celebrates its 20th anniversary truly in style, inviting its old friend, Canadian premium label wings + horns, to the party. Vancouver brand has been no stranger to the MT580: in 2014, the company pondered over the iterations of the running sneakers. Then, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the team from the Maple-Leaf country came up with dressing out the totally black sneaker uppers in the blend of premium leather, suede and reflective details by the 3M corporation. This summer, hungry for quality and progressive technologies wings + horns designers decided to deconstruct the shoes once again, then putting them together in a new configuration. Meet the fresh wings + horns x New Balance 580 in two colorways construct nearly from scratch.
For the road
This season, the sneaker legend receives a new, rethought silhouette. The iconic capsule model has undergone a number of significant changes: the uppers consist of three parts in premium leather, each of them cut with computer precision using a special laser. The heel is decorated with suede edged with signature plaiting, while the cushioning materials for the lightweight high-tech REVlite sole along with Neoprene mesh sock liner complete the procession. The re-engineered MT580 model is more comfortable and lightweight than any of its predecessors. The true gift from the North American wizards to the world.
Launch date: July 9
10:00 — available at the offline store
22:00 — available online
New BalanceSneakersx Wings + Horns MRT580DI
New BalanceSneakers x Wings + Horns MRT580DW
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