550 Release Dates
The New Balance BB550 (or P550 Basketball Oxford) was designed by Steven Smith and hit shelves in 1989. The BB550 served as the low-top counterpart to New Balance’s P650 model, and was a direct competitor to the Nike Dunk Low. Although the silhouette is loved today, the BB550 was archived in the ‘90s due to lack of sales and high competition. In 2020, New Balance collaborated with Aimé Leon Dore and re-released the model with much success.