Is This an Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 991?
Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance’s relationship has blossomed and the duo has quickly reached icon status within the sneaker community. In the short few years that they’ve been in alliance there’s been plenty of heater colourways and the reintroduction of archival models. Their latest venture was on the NB993 and was subtly debuted as part of their FW21 collection look book. Keeping it incredibly low key, many looked past the shoe, chalking it up to being an unreleased NB that Teddy Santis managed to get his hands on. But, low and behold a few months later they hit shelves! We think that may be happening again, this time utilising the NB991.
It wasn’t too long ago that the New York brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 look book surfaced, and the star of the show was rapper and personality Big Body Bes rocking a crisp tan and white New Balance 991. Look familiar? The exact pair was also seen in a previous IG post from the brand featuring famous Greek ceramic artist Andreas Makaris. Scrolling through their look book and the NB991 can be seen worn by multiple of the models alongside a a tonal grey pair. We also caught more glimpses of the upcoming NB650R and a mysterious 990v2 which could be part of Santis’ upcoming New balance Made in USA creative direction.
We’ve had no official confirmation on a collaboration as of yet, however if history is any indication then these will hit shelves later this year.
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