Model: New Harmony
Launch Day: January 12
Obtain: Highsnobiety Shop and choose New Harmony stores
Editor’s Notes: Deservingly heralded as some of the earlier years’ best sneakers, New Balance’s slick 550 colorways definitely get the cake. Nevertheless the mid-top 650 variant is really spiffy, it is really all about the small-prime 550, which Highsnobiety has dubbed a deserving competitor to Nike’s Air Force 1.
The most recent 550 to choose about our IG feeds is the quite handsome monochrome pair observed down below, recognized with a white leather-based upper, matching midsole, grey outsole, and black accents. If all those ended up whited-out, you’d have an even far more acceptable AF1 counterpart.
It remembers the similarly toned 550 that dropped again in June 2021, seen at the leading of this short article. The outsole was a smidge extra inexperienced and the tongue tag emblem was unique but its mainly the very same shoe.
That first colorway is continue to reselling for a slight premium in excess of retail which may possibly appear like a small determine but, contemplating that it truly is an in-line release that (no collaboration or direct superstar co-indication), which is a pretty impressive feat
Plus, stores just are unable to preserve the 550 in inventory — the sneaker flies off the shelves as soon as it hits shops and straightforward colorways like this monochrome pair are generally in specifically significant need.
Acquiring arrived in many other handsome hues and killer Japanese collaborations the 550 is quite significantly the shoe of the now.
The 550’s reasonably small profile keeps it unique sufficient from the other typical chunky kicks and remixes from tastemakers like Aimé Leon Dore retains us continuously conscious of its new iterations.
Sure, it faces some levels of competition as the most hyped New Balance model but the 550 has the flexibility to go the length, as established by this tremendous delicate white pair.
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