The New Balance 580 Re-Engineered Jacquard runs true to size and is kept snug by traditional flat lacing. Width is in the medium for men and women. Size ranges from US size 4 to 14 with equivalent sizes for women reached by deducting 1.5 to men’s sizing.
The sleek new silhouette of the New Balance 580 Re-Engineered Jacquard has resulted in revitalized appearance. The one-piece upper looks cleaner compared to the time when the shoe had too many overlays to complete the look. A Jacquard textile fabric with blue or black color gradients also boosted the overall style of the shoe to an even younger audience.
With a lighter midsole, the shoe can be worn for a more extended period either running or walking. It can easily be paired with short or long pants and can go well for a sporty and athletic fashion.
The most remarkable features of the New balance 580 Re-Engineered Jacquard is its REVlite midsole that is 30 percent lighter compared to other foams in the market. This foam technology gives this retro-inspired kick a lighter weight and comfortable cushioning. Also worth noting is the Jacquard textile used for the upper that is more durable compared to previous materials used in the original design.
The New Balance 580 first came out in 1996 with a lukewarm reception. It was inspired by the New Balance M585 off-road running shoe with a few tweaks in the design as it was first released in Asia mainly for the Japanese market as the New Balance 580.
With the not so successful first release of the design, New Balance Japan, the now-defunct RealmadHECTIC street label, and local footwear specialist Mita Sneakers had a collaboration that helped a lot in boosting the shoe’s popularity. Soon, sneakerheads all over the world would demand the NB 580 and sales would later increase.
The silhouette of the original New Balance 580 involved a technical design and a chunky midsole. The shoe was designed to be comfortable, stable, and stylish. It was a decade later after its 1996 release when New Balance introduced the REVlite foam midsole in its design.
REVlite is a foam material that ensures lightweight speed and stability in the midsole.
The innovative foam is a compound introduced in some New Balance midsoles for a responsive and durable cushioning. In fact, the REVlite foam as compared to other midsole foam material is 30 percent lighter. Over the years, New Balance 580 had improvements by introducing De-Constructed and Re-Engineered technologies.
In time for the 20th anniversary of its release, a Re-Engineered version was released using Jacquard woven textile as the upper material. The design included black and navy blue color gradients in a white one-piece upper that some would call the “Oreo Pack.” With an updated REVlite midsole, the shoe is a lightweight and better version of the first version released in Japan more than 20 years ago.
- A breathable padded mesh material comprises the tongue and collar of the New Balance 580 Re-Engineered Jacquard.
- A blown rubber outsole used in this sneaker has an improved grip and traction for various types of wet or dry surfaces.