The Canadian apparel brand wings+horns has been around for a decade now, and have made a name for themselves in streetwise sportswear, offering looks that are as ruggedly sporty as they are stylish. They’ve carved out a corner in that niche of the market, so it caused some eyebrows to rise when they first released photos of their upcoming New Balance collaboration last week. The almost entirely black upper on the MT580 was something of a surprise, and we wanted to get to the bottom of it. We connected with Dave Pires and Craig Atkinson so they could give us the scoop in their own words. Here’s everything you need to know about this project.