Thanks to Teddy Santis and co. at New Balance, the Boston brand’s collection of heritage-filled basketball silhouettes that once sat collecting dust in archives for over 30 years has returned to resounding acclaim. From Aimé Leon Dore’s branded collaborations with the 650R to exploring both new and in-line propositions of its low-top counterpart, the 550R is now collecting in a variety of fall-friendly suedes.
Imploring a vintage aesthetic throughout, the uppers clad suede construction proffers a deep “Navy” hue while its mesh heel counter comes color-matched in a lighter tone that additionally fills the bulbous “N” logo with cream trim. The models’ typical accents are presented in a light Sail shade filling the laces, tongue and heel overlay while underfoot, a clad white midsole sits above a vanilla bean flavored tread. Various branding elements come adorned in the established denim scheme including the forefoots 550 insignia and tongues “NB” logo in conclusion.
While no release date information has been shared quite yet, in the meantime enjoy official images of the “Navy Suede” New Balance 550R below.
For more offerings from New Balance’s wheelhouse, the latest ALD x New Balance 650 is set to release in October.
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New Balance 550
Release Date: 2022
Style Code: N/A