Size and fit

This modernized New Balance shoe has a low-top profile with a neoprene inner bootie construction for a snug and sock-like fit that is further secured by an adjustable lace-up closure. Despite lesser overlays and stitching than the original 580, this particular iteration maintains a supportive fit.

New Balance 580 Deconstructed Style

This modern-day iteration of the classic NB 580 shoe displays a sleek and contemporary look from the upper down to the sole. The deconstructed upper flaunts tonal colors but varies in material from suede to nubuck or leather. Laser-etched paneling provides perforation on some areas for increased breathability and edgy design, while the heel pull tab brings a bit of a color pop regardless of the colorway. All these sit atop a contrasting white REVlite sole unit.

Notable Features

In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the iconic New Balance 580 shoe, New Balance introduced its deconstructed version that boasts a contemporary vibe without discarding the brand’s sporty and classic heritage.

Designed with lesser overlays and stitching, the New Balance 580 Deconstructed features a trimmed down, three-piece upper in either suede, leather, or nubuck material depending on the colorway. The side walls and toe vamp are filled with distinctive perforation details for increased breathability and improved comfort.

New Balance 580 Deconstructed History

The deconstructed version of New Balance’s famed 580 silhouette first made an appearance during the classic runners’ 20th Anniversary celebration in 2016. The New Balance 580 Deconstructed comes with a trimmed down upper design in a three-piece construction with laser-etched panels, tonal laces, and a neoprene inner cleatie. Completing the look is a contrasting sole unit equipped with New Balance’s REVlite cushioning technology.

The New Balance 580 Deconstructed sneakers’ initial release in March 2016 included three colorways – red suede, black leather, and brown nubuck. A women-exclusive colorway called the “Coral Reef” in suede was released in May 2016. The following month, New Balance again brought back the men’s NB 580 Deconstructed in navy and beige color options that are both in suede. Fast forward to February 2017 when the brand released another set of fresh colorways of these sneakers that include maroon and black. Each pair of these low-tops retails for $140.

In between releases of new sets of colorways, this sleek NB shoe has also been a subject of collaboration between New Balance and contemporary menswear label wings+horns. Released on May 28th, 2016, are premium colorways of black and off-white for $180.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 580 Deconstructed features a blown rubber outsole, which is lighter, more flexible, and more cushioned for added comfort.
  • The midsole incorporates REVlite cushioning technology for responsive cushioning, lighter weight, and durability.
  • New Balance brandings are subtly placed on the shoe. On the side panels are embossed tonal N branding, while on the tongue is an NB 580 logo tab.

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 580
Style: Dad, Retro, Deconstructed
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: New Balance REVlite
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.