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After Aimé Leon Dore, The New Balance 550 Reappears In Green And Yellow

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Unearthed from the archives at the tail-end of 2020 by the Teddy Santis-led Aimê Leon Dore (ALD), the New Balance 550 has become one of the most coveted silhouettes among savvy sneaker enthusiasts. After-market prices, however, have made the model’s collaborative ensembles inaccessible to some, which has allowed in-line colorways to shine.

For its next solo effort, New Balance has dipped the 1989-design in a green and yellow color palette. The aforementioned New York City-based imprint had already featured these tones on the vintage basketball model, but the successor has gone all-out with the Green Bay Packers-friendly color combination. Smooth and perforated leather construction throughout the upper indulge in the eye-catching green tone, while accents along the mid-foot, tongue and at the heel boast stark yellow contrast. Profile “N” logos opt into a seemingly reflective white finish, but are outlined by the sun-reminiscent hue. Underfoot, sole units on the NB 550 forgo the vintage-styled midsole popularized by Santis in favor of a pristine white composition accompanied by greyscale tread.

A stateside NewBalance.com release date may be in the works, but this pair is currently available overseas. In any case, enjoy images of the shoes here below.

For more NB sneakers, check out the latest New Balance Vision Racer styles by Jaden Smith.

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New Balance 550
Release Date: 2021
Color: Green/Yellow
Mens: $100 Style Code: BB550MM1

AsiaApr 21st, 2021 (Wednesday)

North America2021

Images: New Balance JP