Who should buy the New Balance 1550

This casual running sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are looking for an affordable shoe with premium details and materials
  • You are after breathable and lightweight sneakers 

New Balance 1550 Logo

Style of the New Balance 1550

With its classic good looks, the New Balance 1550 comes in a premium looking suede or nubuck and rubberized mesh upper finish. Combining silhouettes from the NB 1500 and NB 1600, the New Balance 1550 didn’t just take the middle ground but elevated the overall look of the shoes. 

New Balance 1550 Rubberized mesh upper

The NB 1550 offers a sleek breathable mesh upper finished with suede or reflective “N” logo underlay, complimentary mesh windows on the lower side panels, a rope lacing system and a comfortable REVlite sole cushioning. 

New Balance 1550 Laces

The New Balance 1550 features a vintage-looking tan leather with New Balance branding and numbering appears on the tongue matching the brown rubber gum outsole. A window mesh detailing on the side panel gives the needed ventilation and completes the aesthetic finish of New Balance’s lifestyle shoe.

New Balance 1550 Tongue

Notable Features

The New Balance 1550 features a suede, mesh, and reflective upper with premium cushion support. Among its noteworthy features include a REVlite midsole giving the sneaker’s premium responsiveness and added durability but remaining some 30 per cent lighter compared to other midsole foams with the guaranteed similar performance.

New Balance 1550 Reflective  upper

The shoe looks classic with suede or reflective upper with complimentary mesh windows on the lower side panels and a rope lacing system. 

New Balance 1550 Midsole

New Balance 1550 History

Released in July 2015, the New Balance 1550 is a modern inspiration from two of the classic running hits New Balance 1500 and New Balance 1600. The Boston-based company with over 100 years of shoemaking legacy are among the few footwear companies left manufacturing and assembling shoes in the United States so expect all pairs of the NB 1550 to be guaranteed proudly All-American made.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Black / Grey / Red / Green / Silver / Blue / Pink / White / Purple / Brown / Gold
SKUs: ML1550AD / ML1550CB / ML1550HB / ML1550LU / ML1550MM / ML1550PR / ML1550SA / ML1550WW / WL1550NA / WL1550NB

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.