A key relationship in New Balance's collaborative repertoire is with Junya Watanabe's COMME des GARÇONS HOMME. The duo has often provided monochromatic looks that elevate classic silhouettes with a designer touch. Earlier this year, a first look at the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x New Balance 550 surfaced with "Black" and "White" colorways. Now, a closer look at the "Black" pair has arrived ahead of its Fall 2022 release.
In "Black," this collaborative take on the 550 begins with a cowhide leather in black that encompasses nearly the entire upper. While the iconic New Balance "N" lands in black as well, a white outline accents the look. Hits of white are also found at the tongue, "550" branding on the lateral and collaborative branding that reads "CdGH new balance" at the heel. A black rubber outsole sits beneath a white midsole to complete this luxe take on the 550.
A release date has not yet been announced, however, the latest entry in COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x New Balance is expected to hit shelves October 2022 via select retailers such as Dover Street Market.