The New Balance 550 ‘White Black’ updates the vintage ‘80s hoops shoe with an essential two-tone design. The sneaker is clad in layered white leather with black textile construction on the padded collar. A nylon tongue offers improved breathability, while a TPU heel clip delivers rearfoot support. Branding elements include a raised ‘N’ on the quarter panel and a flying NB logo embossed on the heel overlay. The low-top rides on a rubber cupsole, featuring an exposed EVA wedge on the medial sidewall.