Synthetic, leather and mesh upper. Perforated leather overlay. Rubber outsole. Puff and stitch collar. Raw-edged leather eyerow. Leather N logosynthetic suede sockliner. Rubber toe bumper and outsole. Reflective accents. TPU back tab New Balance USA branding at the tongue. Reflective N logo. With a noticeably clean aesthetic, the 550 is a timeless classic that pays homage to ‘90s basketball players and the streetwear that defined a hoops generation. As New Balance puts it, the sneaker is simple and not overbuilt to deliver a sporty look. Now that it’s back in the limelight, don’t expect the 550 to go anywhere anytime soon. And seeing as each colorway comes and goes in a hurry, you’ll want to take advantage and scoop up a pair while you can.