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Time for the New Balance 550 x Aimé Leon Dore!

April 14, 2021 4:00 PM
Time for the New Balance 550 x Aimé Leon Dore!

A new set of colorways is coming our way from Aimé Leon and New Balance. On April 16, 2021, New Balance is going to release two new designs on the New Balance 550 in collaboration with the brand Aimé Leon Dore. Read all about the collaboration below!

The Aimé Leon Dore style

Aimé Leon Dore exude basic and vintage vibes. The brand was born in Queens, New York in 2014 and since then ALD has been trying to keep their designs simple. The brand makes sure that the design reminds people of New York in its earlier days.

New Balance 550 x Aimé Leon Dore

ALD has also brought back this look on the New Balance 550 collab which comes out on 16 April 2021.

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The colours used in this design have a faded or discoloured version of the original colours. This gives a nostalgic feeling when wearing this pearl of a shoe.

As you can see from the picture above, ALD has designed two different colourways. The basis of the sneakers are very similar: they have a beige colour with a few colourful accents. There is a red variant and a yellow variant. These colours can be seen, for example, on the 'N' on the side and the New Balance logo on the tongue. The vintage vibe makes the shoes timeless and therefore they can be combined with every outfit.

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Images via Aimé Leon Dore

Aimé Leon Dore History

In 2014, fashion designer Teddy Santis founded the brand and describes Aimé Leon Dore as a nostalgic feeling back to the 90s.

ALD can be seen as a streetwear brand or casual fashion: it just depends on how you look at it. Truly, a brand you can wear at any occasion.

Aimé Leon Dore Design
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The colours of the designs naturally differ from season to season, but this makes it interesting to look at them from the perspective that you create at the time. Take the autumn collection for example: you get a warm feeling with the clothes because of the natural colours you see in this season. From brown, beige and orange to burgundy and navy blue.

Collaborations with New Balance

Although Aimé Leon Dore is a relatively young brand, it already has some great collaborations to its name, including these earlier New Balance collabs:

Aime Leon Dore New Balance 550.
Image by Aimé Leon Dore.

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550
White/Red, White/Green, White/Navy, White/Grey.
Release date: 9 October 2020.

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1300
Green, Pink.
Release date: 12 August 2020

Aime Leon Dore New Balance 1300.
Image by Aimé Leon Dore.

The latest New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore collaboration will be the New Balance 550 which will be released on April 16, 2021. Download the Sneakerjagers app, available for Apple and Android, to get updates on all upcoming sneakers straight to your phone.

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Image via Aimé Leon Dore