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Aimé Leon Dore Resurrect the New Balance 650R

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R

Elevated streetwear brand Aimé Leon Dore worked with New Balance last year to resurrect the NB550, a basketball sneaker from the late 1980s. And the duo are now set to bring back the 550’s high-top cohort – the NB650R – in a slew of colourways.

At the helm of Aimé Leon Dore is Teddy Santis, who’s recently been offered the job as the creative director of New Balance’s Made in USA sub-division. While his position officially starts in 2022, the man is wasting no time making an impact, and has recently taken to his socials to debut his latest in-house ALD colab.

The colourways and materials remain very similar to the 2020 colab. All-white leather remains on the upper with perforated 80s-style holes covering both sides. Retro-style branding has been scattered all over alongside specialised tongue tags. Down below is a pre-yellowed sole unit that plays into the 80s aesthetic.

No word on an exact release date for the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R has surfaced, however Santis has said they’ll arrive in the Northern Spring in 2022.

Do you want to know what you can expect from Teddy Santis at New Balance Made in USA in 2022? Find out here!

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