New Balance and COMME des GARÇON HOMME are back, reuniting for their first release since the 57/40 in 2021. This time, the two are working on a black-based 550, set to launch later this Fall.

Collaborations between New Balance and COMME des GARÇON’s HOMME division seem to arrive on an annual basis, releasing once a year, usually in the Fall. Past projects have included last year’s 57/40, and the Pro Court the year before. This week, we have our first look at their project for this year, which arrives in the form of fan-favorite 550. In typical CdG fashion, this 550 features a nearly total-black perforated leather upper, save for white branding for the 550 marking, and the heel’s CdGH and New Balance dual logos. The shoe is mounted on a a white midsole with black outsole to complete the look.


New Balance and COMME des GARÇONS HOMME’s take on the 550 is not expected to release until Fall 2022, likely sometime in October. Dressed in simple black and white hues, pairs will likely be available exclusively through CdGH retailers like Dover Street Market, with an elevated price tag of $140 or more. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

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