New Balance 550
Colorway: White / Purple
Style Code: BB550WR1
The New Balance 550 is the new hot sneaker on the market, and we’re lucky one of us got them for retail. We’re not entirely sure why the brand decided to retro these. Nobody insanely famous wore them when they first released in 1989. New Balance hasn’t really been back in the basketball game for a long time but apparently, they have some interesting models stashed away for potential retros. All we can really say is that these are fire in almost every colorway, and one of the best retros of the year, one of the best new balance shoes of the year and one of the best low tops as well. The The 550 also appears in our Best New Balance Running Shoes list under the Casual section.
Check out Chris’s thoughts on the NB 550 in the video and article.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Straight out of the archives
- Flawless craftsmanship
- Nike’s innovation in 1989
- Rubber cup sole
- Exposed EVA on the medial side
- Ortholite insole with extra arch support
- Comfortable feel
- Board lasted
- Charles Oakley and New Balance sneakers
- Nostalgia for someone?
- Material quality check
- Asymmetrical toe box
- Sizing recommendations
As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing and Chris talk about the design of the sneaker, as well as reveal that some Jordans have been sitting on shelves in their area malls.
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the New Balance 550
- Colorway: White/Purple
- Release Date: June 24, 2021
- Style Code: BB550WR1
- Retail Price: $120
The New Balance 550 is available now at reasonable resale prices on eBay.
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