Verdict from 6 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The New Balance 580 Deconstructed has excellent overall support, according to several purchasers.
  • One pleased reviewer says that this shoe fits nicely to his feet.
  • Many New Balance users attest to the durability of this deconstructed iteration of the NB 580 classic.
  • The New Balance 580 Deconstructed shoe has several colorways available.
  • The neoprene inner bootie of this shoe gives a snug and sock-like fit.
  • Several users agree that this shoe is lightweight, which could mainly be attributed to its REVlite midsole and blown rubber outsole.
  • One female reviewer comments that her 580 Deconstructed New Balance shoes are “so cute” and not bulky-looking.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This New Balance low-top sneaker comes with a slightly expensive price.
  • Some reviewers report that this shoe is hard to find. 

Bottom line

In celebration of New Balance 580’s 20th Anniversary, the Boston-based footwear brand released a deconstructed version of one of its famed classics and called it the New Balance 580 Deconstructed.

Its minimally-constructed three-piece upper with perforation detailing and embossed "N" sidewall branding makes up a modern and sleek vibe that would most likely step up your versatile styling game. Albeit its slightly expensive price tag, the New Balance 580 Deconstructed shoe's top-notch quality, durability, and comfort are enough for most purchasers to consider it a great buy.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.