September 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 9 c
West NYC has long been one of America’s premier New Balance retailers, getting their hands on the full classics lineup including rare collaborations for which NB fanatics are typically left searching on the resale market. West themselves can now contribute to the sneaker stock exchange as we approach the revelation of their collabo on a model with one of the highest guest-to-in-house designer ratios in sneaker history. The West NYC x New Balance MT580 caused a blip on the radar back in July thanks to some teaser pics, and now we finally get a look at the main course. Dubbed the “Alpine Guide Edition”, West’s New Balance offering is inspired by store owner Lester Wasserman’s love of the outdoors and takes its color cues from 90’s alpine and ski apparel to give the MT580 a new spin on a rugged retro look. You can get a better look for yourself after the jump and get ready for the “Alpine Guide Edition” MT580 to arrive at West on Saturday, September 22nd.