UNITED ARROWS Creates a Bespoke New Balance 550

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Where to Buy UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550


2021 has seen a revival of forgotten silhouettes, with the New Balance 550 being one of them. The return of this classic sneaker has been a delight with its casual two-tone palette typically made of a white and a pop of color. It’s sporty, it’s chic, and just an all-around flawless silhouette. The UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550 showcases this sneaker’s ability to make a statement, even with a simple grayscale finish.

Based in Tokyo, UNITED ARROWS is one of the most prominent retailers in Japan. They’re known for their sophisticated taste and luxury selection. Although this isn’t their first go around with the Boston-based footwear brand, this New Balance 550 is truly something special. The upper is made with lightly washed grey suede, making for a bespoke ecru appeal. The sneaker stays relatively monochromatic throughout, but uses a shade of ivory to add highlights that can be seen on the tongues, collars, and heels. Clean white details appear on the laces, 550 branding, and New Balance’s signature “N.” The outsole is coated in grey and matches the heel counter, which is contrasted with a light grey ridge.

The UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550 is available for pre-order now and is scheduled to ship at the end of the month. The retail price is ¥16,500 (approximately $146 USD). To purchase, visit the UNITED ARROWS webstore. For more New Balance releases and updates on all your favorite sneakers, follow @NiceKicks on Instagram.

UNITED ARROWS x New Balance 550

Style #:NBUASPBB550
Release Date:December 3, 2021
Price:¥16,500 ($146)

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