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MT580 American Fall 2009 roundup

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Here are all three Fall 2009 colorways of the MT580s that are starting to pop up stateside.




“With the exception of 3 new colors combinations offer, purple/black, black/black, and yellow/gray, the New Balance MT580 still retains much of its technical features which both runners and urbanites love. A mid-sole composed from ENCAP polyurethane technology intermixed with the C-CAP EVA material. Both provide a lasting yet lightweight foundation. The ROLLBAR, made of graphite, further give the MT580J added lateral support. The uppers still retain the same breathable nylon mesh interlaced with panes of leather. Look for official release information soon.”

Via Freshness

realmadHECTIC x Mita x NB MT580 13th Edition

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Coming up for a release on August 30th is the latest installment of the Japanese MT580 collaboration between New Balance, Mita Sneakers and realmadHECTIC.

The lucky 13th edition features two colorways — RGG (Green) and BLE (Brown) — both with velvety purple lining, crackled midsoles, what looks like a ripstop toebox, and two pairs of laces (white & purple for the BLE, white & turquoise for the RGG). Available sizes are 26-29cm in half sizes plus 30cm.

Cop them here at Mita for JPY ¥17,640 each. Looks like preorders are being taken prior to the full release on 8/30. There is also a mention on the Hectic site with a preorder email address here.




MT580 RGG Green




MT580 BLE Brown




Thanks douma for the reminder!

More stateside MT580s

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The MT580 all-grey is at Zappos for US $90 and probably loads of other stores.


Also David Z over in NYC is still selling the Black/Purple MT580KP previewed on

“The upper is a pearlized black leather with a very unique material across the back and lower side panels. The midsole and side TPU are covered with splattered yellow and purple paint to tie together the varsity colors that make their way onto the N side logo and Rollbar.”


MT580 Coming to America August 15th 2008

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Update — Thanks to Taylor @ New Balance who clarified the release date for us: “Foot Locker and Footaction got the MT580’s early, other retailers will have them in November.”


Just saw this NB magazine ad (in Complex) announcing the MT580 will be making its American debut on 8/15/2008 at select Footaction locations (update — with a wide release at other retailers in November) The ad drops a little knowledge about the history of the model and illustrate all its key features. And Complex gives it 4 out of 5 stars, not too shabby.

“Originally produced as a trail running sneaker in the 90s, the MT580 range of footwear began as a special partnership between New Balance Japan and iconic Japanese footwear chain MITA Sneakers (which is where the “MT” prefix of the model number comes from). It was further divided into general lines and further collaborations involving several popular clothing lines. The timeless design, eye-catching colorways and sturdy construction built a cult-like following and eventually spawned such contemporary classics as the MT580 “Mad Stussy” shoes that are part of the clothing collaborations, namely between Japanese clothing label “Real Mad Hectic”, fashion label Stussy and Japanese retailer UNDFTD.”


The MT580BP (black/purple) is listed on the NB Classics site here (with a 360° viewer), although it’s not yet on sale at their web shop, And good news for us big fat Americans with our big fat feet, the MT580 will be made in a full range of sizes, US 7-15, which has not been the case for the Japanese releases.




MT580 Triple Threat Patents

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Available now at the UNDFTD shop in Red, Pesto and Fuschia for $188 a pop.




Pics from Steething x Sole Obsession swapmeet in Kuala Lampur

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Skinner posted some nice snapshots from the Streething x Sole Obsession “Swap & Gawp” free event, Saturday June 9 in Kuala Lumpur (previously on NBB).

Let’s see what we can spot.. M576RCGB 3M Tier 1 reflective grey.. M576TNRY Concepts and M576SPLA Sportie LA.. some Hanon x NBs.. 574 Conbini Pack.. samples of DN’s 2008 reflective Asia-made 576s.. MT580 Mita x RMH.. Super Team 33.. a whole host of other stuff. Anyone know what those 3 black 576/574s in a row are?

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Mita NB wallpaper

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I just noticed that Mita has three NB computer backgrounds available for free here. On offer are ST33 Vol1 and Vol2 and the Mita MT580 9th Ed. in a variety of dimensions, even widescreen 1680×1050. The ST33 ones are really creative and I have just made the switch!




580 Mita x Hectic 9th Edition

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

A closer look at the forthcoming RMH x Mita black/black MT580s. This was slated for March so probably not long now.

Also according to AltSnk it looks like the Pesto colorway of this same shoe dropped at the UNDFTD store opening on March 24th in Tokyo.

Previously on NBB


Via soleredemption & AltSnk