One of New Balance's 2020 highlights was, without a doubt, Aimé Leon Dore resurrecting the OG 550 silhouette and turning it from a mostly unheard of piece of sneaker history into a sought-after gem. The NB550 originally released back in 1989 as a basketball shoe, and ALD founder Teddy Santis said it was almost impossible to find any information on the silhouette, making it somewhat of an enigma. Now, after multiple collaborative colourways released in 2020, ALd are back on a brand new colourway that's part of their northern Spring offerings!
Shared by ALD's head honcho on Instagram recently, this new colourway boasts a pretty similar look to the previous editions that have hit shelves. The upper has been constructed entirely out of leather, boasting a vintage vibe that sits perfectly atop the pre-yellowed sole unit. The ’N’ branding looks to be made up of a material that’s meant to emulate cracking, adding to the worn look. The combo has been built using subtle green hits and splashes of gold on an all-white base.
So far, an exact release date hasn't been announced, but we know that their Spring/Summer 2021 collection has started rolling into stores, so it shouldn't be too far away.
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