KOTW: New Balance MT580 Grey

26 Aug

It should come as a surprise to no one that we here at The N. Period are big fans of New Balance (now if we could only convince them to add a small punctuation mark to their logo), so without further adieu we introduce this clean grey-on-grey colorway that NB uses for the MT580 shoe — our current featured Kick of the Week. Originally released as a trail shoe by the Japanese company Mita in the 1990s, the 580 has seen many special editions in the Land of the Rising Sun due to its simple, elegant design and solid build.  Special projects by Stussy, UNDFTD and realmad HECTIC are among the successful MT580 spin-offs released in Japan, but we remain partial to these grey beauts, which we will now dub either the “Elephants” or the “Rhinos.” Let us know which name you prefer. Oh yeah, and did we mention that these are ready for North American consumption? Well, they are, available at Zappo’s for a cool $90. More images after the jump. [via Nice Kicks.]

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