If, for whatever reason, you still don't have a pair of 550s in your personal collection, then the New Balance 550 "Sea Salt Team Royal" might just change your mind. Undoubtedly one of NB's most popular silhouettes, the '80s basketball sneaker is back and it's more hyped than ever. An almost one-to-one remake of the OG, if you have a soft spot for retro runners, then this might just be what you've been looking for all this time.
Bearing a striking resemblance to the "White Team Royal," if you didn't manage to catch the restock last month, then this is the ultimate alternative. Decked out in a sea salt leather construction that is slightly off-white for a vintage vibe, striking team royal accents venture towards the "N" logo and tongue tag for a look that's sure to turn heads. A dash of suede wraps around the ankle area for an extra premium look and feel, and all of this sits on top of a clean white midsole that has been engineered for both the city streets and the hardcourt.
Unlike a lot of 550s, the New Balance 550 Sea Salt Team Royal will actually drop in men's sizes when it releases later in 2023. Expected to retail for $110 at New Balance and select retailers worldwide, make sure you follow Sole Retriever on Twitter and download our officialMobile App for your best chance to secure your pair!
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