An unexpected style hero, the New Balance 550 has shocked the sneaker industry by becoming the most in-demand silhouette of the season. Brought back from the NB archive by Teddy Santis’ Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550 collaboration in 2020, this vintage-style hoops shoe is being elevated by ALD once again – this time in the form of the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650. A high-top version of the 550 kick, the 650 is the next shoe to demand a place in your collection.
Landing in four coveted colourways, the New Balance 650 comes dressed in the similar hues that made the 550 so popular. Deep green, navy blue and red iterations arrive alongside a crowd-favourite white and grey style, and each one is crafted from supple leather with all the detailing fans of the 550 have come to know and love. Perforated panels encourage optimised air flow, while New Balance’s instantly recognisable ’N’ logo sits on the sidewalls in suede for added texture. The heel is contoured and crafted from soft fabric so it doesn’t dig in, and Aimé Leon Dore’s branding rounds things off on the tongue.
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