Rounded up at different periods through each silhouette’s life cycle, New Balance’s lifestyle archives proffer a diverse array of backgrounds and tooled inspirations such as the 550’s roots sewn directly from the hardwood. A clad-leather staple within the Boston brand’s frequent general releases, the Basketball Oxford now indulges in a full-on coat of “Hemp” fabrics.
Continuing to air on the side of neutral dressings, the latest ensemble comes decked out in “Sea Salt” treated upper for a spring-ready contrast holding the potential for a versatile range of warm weather outfits. From the vamp to the tongue construction, the entirety of the upper is anchored the stitched textile – save the seldom suede ankle overlays and nylon sock liners. While crisp white hues collect atop the laces, jet-black accents land throughout the pair’s branded embellishments for a near-monochrome aesthetic. Infused with a complimentary neutral treatment harkening to the silhouette’s vintage roots, an aged aesthetic crashes ashore the sole unit underfoot in conclusion.
As we await the pair’s expected release date in the coming weeks, in the meantime enjoy official images of the New Balance 550 “Hemp” below.
In other news, Penny Hardaway’s “Black/White” Nike Air Foamposite One PE is confirmed to be releasing on April 7th.
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New Balance 550
Release Date: Jun 1st, 2023 (Thursday)
Mens: $120 Style Code: BB550MDA
North AmericaJun 1st, 2023 (Thursday)