The Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 550 ‘Conversations Amongst Us’ is designed in collaboration with the Black Soles . an employee-led initiative that aims to amplify Black voices within New Balance and the footwear industry at large. Inspired by meaningful discourse between friends and family . the low-top showcases a subtle cream finish throughout an upper built with canvas . leather . and suede. The signature ‘N’ logo is outlined in black . while ‘Conversations Amongst Us’ is inscribed on the woven tongue tag and custom sockliner. The sneaker rides on a pre-yellowed rubber cupsole . featuring an exposed EVA wedge on the medial side.