Ever since Teddy Santis-led label Aimé Leon Dore revived the New Balance P550, the retro basketball silhouette has appeared in various designs multiple times. Aside from its joint projects in the US and Europe, it has also partaken with Japanese imprints like AURALEE. And today, the now-renowned trainers arrive in the form of the UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550 "Ecru Grey".
A closer look at this new ensemble sees the 550's classic construction elevated with top-grade materials such as suede panelling that takes the place of leather tooling. Despite that, you can still expect its sizing and comfort the same as its other GR sibling.
From heel to toe, the construction dons an off-white tone for a clean look, while dark grey accents mark the outsole and rear stabilisation clips for a pop of contrast. Traditional NB branding details are still present: "N" logos on the side, "550" embroidered towards the toes, plus more on the tongue, insole, and heel regions.
You can cop the UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550 "Ecru Grey" exclusively on the United Arrows website on the 3rd of December. So act fast and cop your size today, and be sure to stay locked in right here at The Sole Supplier if you don't want to miss out on the best New Balance collaborations. Next up, the New Balance Tokyo Design Studio TDS 574 emerges with black overlays.