New Balance has recently reached out to highly-respected Japanese fashion designer Ryota Iwai to bring forth the retro-inspired AURALEE x New Balance 550. The NB550 was originally a basketball shoe that made its debut back in the late '80s, but the Oregon sporting goods company have revived the silhouette with multiple colorways and now high profile collaborations such as this one, and they look absolutely stunning every release.
The upper of the silhouette is predominantly crafted with top-of-the-line leather textiles graced with perforations forefoot and across the sides allowing more air to circulate the user's feet. New Balance's signature N logo is present as ever across the sides, joined with further co-branding details on the tongue, insoles, and heel alike.
While the base is hued in an off-white shade, the full-length midsole beneath the feet indulges in a vintage yellow coating, overall giving these co-branded New Balance 550s a vintage aesthetic. Despite it's aged look, high-end cushioning and comfort are present on this pair so you don't have to worry about any discomfort.
The AURALEE x New Balance 550 Vintage White Yellow is an absolute must-cop for all New Balance trainer collectors out there. While you're here, hit the notification bell above and keep it locked in right here at The Sole Supplier to stay updated!
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