With COMME des GARÇONS, Rei Kawakubo has created an entire universe comprised of many a distinct diffusion label. And alongside proffering their own unique, aesthetic directions, each has cultivated their very own sneaker partnership. CdG HOMME, specifically, has joined forces with New Balance this season for two understated colorways of the 550, both of which are currently available right now.
Minimal in both its design as well as its black and white palettes, the COMME des GARCONS HOMME x New Balance 550 avoids betraying what many already love about the silhouette. Constructed of the usual perforated and smooth leathers, the shoe is — at least at a glance — no different from your average GR. The Japanese label’s branding does, however, mark the shoe along the heel as well as the sockliner, a detail common amongst previous CdG collaborations.
Enjoy a detailed look at the white and black colorways of the COMME des GARCONS HOMME x New Balance 550 right here. Both are currently available on Dover Street Market, retailing for a premium $265 USD price tag.
In other news, another Spider-Man Jordan 1 is in the works.
COMME des GARCONS HOMME x New Balance 550
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