March 19, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne
The West NYC x New Balance MT580 model was definitely one of the most sought after New Balance releases of last year-the sneaker even made it onto our 2012 Top 30 list along with some other collabo pairs. Giving you a better idea of the various stages of the sneaker is this, an early version that was sampled up. The most notable difference here comes on the tooling on bottom, with this early version missing out on the tantalizing speckle that helped make the retail release such a home run. Check out both after the jump and tell us in the comments which version of the West NYC x New Balance MT580 “Alpine Guide” you like better.