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Sneakers September, 3 2007

Hanon x New Balance M576 Vault

The original hanon M576 is back! This is the first ever hanon x New Balance designed and released in 2004.

Assembled at New Balance’s renowned UK Flimby factory, their first collaboration featured the classic M576 running shoe remixed with a combination of suede, full grain leather and airflow mesh. They released two styles to an edition of 196 pairs, each featuring notable details such as a contrast white saddle and the now familiar gold ‘N.

What is the Vault and what was up with the green colourway?

Initially they designed 3 colourways but due to some difficulty meeting factory minimums, one unfortunately had to go. Reluctantly the green was dropped and only the navy and red were manufactured. However New Balance Japan liked the style so much they took up the production of the green colourway and the shoe was released as a special edition in the Far East. Upon its launch, sneaker heads across the globe quickly picked up on the 3rd model, and although never an official hanon release – was out there. The secret colourway!

The Vault.

The Vault includes their ‘stash’ and a short run of the green model from the allocated release. All three can now be released as the original pack and the green ones are back home! The release took place this Saturday – if you are interested you gotta hurry up.
Check out pictures of all three after the jump.

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