The former has been dressed mostly in red and black, made up of a mix of materials that accentuate their sharp tones. A tonal “M1300” tag is placed at the top of the tongue over a bed of breathable mesh. At the sidewalls is a bold double-stacked “N” logo woven atop a black suede panel, while the rest of the uppers are wrapped in smooth red fabrics. A ’60s TV-inspired monochromatic checker pattern takes up the shoe’s ENCAP-equipped midsole.
The M577 comes with a similar color scheme to the previously released MTL575. It sports red, black and white tones, starting with a white tongue and toecap, a black suede heel counter and sidewall below, followed by red rubber overlays at the quarters. Detailing the rear quarter and forefoot is the aforementioned checker pattern, this time colored in two shades of red. All of these features rest atop a clean gray and white midsole, underscored by thin rugged treading for extra traction and support.
New Balance’s “Harajuku” Pack is currently available on the label’s website, ranging from $266 – $308 USD.
For more from New Balance, check out a CORDURA-lined iteration of the 996.