With the Lunar New Year fast approaching, some of the biggest players in the sneaker space have used the end of December 2022 as grounds to tease their collections for the event. The latest?: New Balance with an understated, but on-theme 550.
Although the North American institution has yet to unveil the project, several outlets across Asia have begun touting a newly-surfaced, predominantly white-colored pair as the New Balance 550 “Lunar New Year.” The sneakers’ upper maintains a tried-and-proven smooth and perforated leather arrangement throughout the upper, with some contrast arriving in the form of off-white and drab beige hues at the mid-foot, collar, and lower heel areas. Maroon flair enters the mix via New Balance branding on the top of the tongue and spine, evoking themes of happiness, success, and good fortune.
Enjoy an early look at the pair ahead, while you wait for official newbalance.com details.
For more “N”-branded footwear, check out the New Balance 990v6.
Where to Buy
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New Balance 550 "Lunar New Year"
Release Date: Dec 30th, 2022 (Friday)
Color: Sea Salt/Grey Matter/Timberwolf
Mens: $130 Style Code: BB550LN1
North AmericaDec 30th, 2022 (Friday)