Levi’s will be teaming up with New Balance to drop the Levi’s x New Balance 580 Pack that is inspired by mountain biking culture and its origin, Marin County.
Previewed below, the Levi’s x New Balance 580 Pack will include two special iterations of the New Balance 580. The first pair is given a Black denim base with Beige suede accents, while the second pair opts for a deep Dlue denim paired with Grey nubuck overlays. The midosle comes with ABZORB cushioning and ROLLBAR that ensures rear-foot stability.
A recurring feature found on both pair are the Blue and Pink hits inspired by ’70s mountain bikes. Why ’70s mountain bikes, you ask? This collaboration also salutes Marin County, the birthplace of mountain biking, located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from Levi’s hometown, San Francisco. The tribute for this pack also extends on to the packaging as inside the shoebox, you’ll find the story:
“In the early ’70s, Marin County birthed the Mountain Bike. Cyclists pushed limits on Mount Tamalpais’s fire roads, using modified paperboy bikes on harsh terrain. Accidents were part of the sport’s evolution. Levi’s® denim became the uniform for these pioneers – durable, protective, and stylish.”
Looking to cop? The Levi’s x New Balance 580 Pack launches on December 6th, 2023 on Levi’s and December 7th, 2023 on New Balance channels. The collection will be available for purchase worldwide.
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UPDATE (12/1): The Levi’s x New Balance 580 Pack is officially unveiled. This is what New Balance had to say about their latest collaboration with Levi’s.
“The MT508 collaboration continues New Balance and Levi’s on-going relationship with a shoe inspired by mountain biking culture and its origin, Marin County. The shoe brings Levi’s durable fabrics to New Balance’s classic MT580 silhouette. Originally launched in 1996, the newly reissued MT580 brings the iconic chunky silhouette back to life with RollBar-equipped trail design. Inspired by the traditional aesthetic and styles of bikes from the era, the collaboration is offered in two distinct colorways: a Grey Blue version crafted with nubuck uppers, features overdyed Levi’s® denim on the toe box and side panel, and a Beige Black version crafted with hairy suede uppers, features washed black Levi’s® denim on the toe box and side panels. The latest Levi’s x New Balance collaboration launches on December 6th, 2023 on Levi’s and December 7th, 2023 on New Balance channels. The collection will be available for purchase worldwide.”
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