New Balance 550 HempNew Balance continues to try new things with their retro 550, giving the retro model plenty of colorways and new materials. This week, we got an early look at a new hemp canvas version, coming soon.

The 550 from New Balance has been one of their flagship models since its reintroduction to their lineup a few years ago. The retro basketball model has appeared in nearly every imaginable colorway in that time, but always with the same combination of leather and suede materials for the upper. This season, the Boston brand is making a slight tweak to that formula, introducing the 550 ‘Hemp’, which features a canvas upper made from sustainable hemp fibers. Featuring a near-tonal off-white coloring, this pair adds black accents for the shoe’s branding, as well as white tongues and laces, and an aged midsole to complete the look.


New Balance’s latest version of the 550 has been scheduled to release next week, on June 1st, 2023. Dressed in an off-white canvas construction alongside a matching black look, pairs of the shoe will likely be available via the brand’s website and select retailers for $120. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more NB release news.

New Balance 550 “Hemp”
Release Date: June 1st, 2023
Price: $120
Style Code: BB550MDA

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