More New Balance 550s Drop This WeekRelease: 7 May 2021
The New Balance 550 has rapidly changed its status from collaborative obscurity to mainstream ubiquity – and that’s not a bad thing! First reissued by way of a growing Aime Leon Dore collection, then soon released widely with plenty of GR colours, the 550 is definitely a favourite within the New Balance lineup. With the colourway count now solidly in the double digits, collectors can now add another three editions to the tally. And, given how quickly 550s seem to sell out, they’d better act quickly to snag this trio, because they release this week!
Having developed a pretty solid formula of solid coloured leather uppers with a strong accent, often on a white base, these three new combos stick to that tried and true technique, while adding some extra textural depth. Joining the white leather are some neutral grey suede toe bumpers, perforated midfoot mudguards, and nylon tongues and ankle collars. Areas such as the heel clip, N logo, tongue piping, forefoot 550 logo, and rubber outsole add a contrasting colour in the form of black, ‘Burgundy’, and ‘Varsity Gold’.
The new colourways of the New Balance 550 will release on May 7 directly from New Balance and selected retailers.