Building on their extensive back catalogue dating back to the early 1900's, last year New Balance dabbled in updating some of it's favourite running silhouettes with modern construction techniques and material applications. Continuing the theme of reinvention, they've applied this ethos to the premium 580 Re-Engineered Pack in three mature colourways.
The outer layer of the upper is comprised of much less panelling than you're used to seeing on an M580; The main sidewall and toebox area have been deconstructed and all the normal suede and mesh panels have been embossed into a single piece of suede, or in the case of the black pair, a hardwearing premium leather. The mesh toebox has been replaced by lasercut perforations, and the 'N' brand mark also sits pressed within the suede.
The rear of the upper is made from three layers of the selected medium, with detailing following the re-enginnered nature by either being embossed or lasercut through the material. Interior comfort is provided by a one-piece neoprene sockliner which also forms the tongue, comfortably gripping the entirity of your foot.
Each pair sits atop a clean off-white midsole, the only colour used on it being the New Balance branding on the underside. Tan leather brand patches with embossed detailling are attached to the tongue, acting as an additional pulltab working alongside the ones located on the rear.
The New Balance 580 Re-Engineered pack is available online and in selected size? stores now.
(The Black will be online shortly.)