Release Date: April 19 at Aimé Leon Dore, May 5 at New Balance
Editor’s Notes: Following a surprise non-550 New Balance offering on April 7, Aimé Leon Dore is back teasing us again with a New Balance 650R collab. These aren't the Aimé Leon Dore 550s everyone's been waiting for, but they'll have to do for now.
Sure enough, the collab's latest rollout for its 650R simply marks the shoe's official launch since its pre-order.
While the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R is obviously not the collab's 550s we all want, it definitely channels big 550 energy with its simplistic color palette and overall shape (but obviously in high-top form, duh).
The 650R sneaker features the collaboration's signature mesh-leather clash on the upper resting upon the rubber outsole.
The shoe oozes cozy vibes, and I'm talking aesthetically and physically. The 650R's plush high-top ankle appears to supply immense comfort, while the shoe's EVA cupsole guarantees support during a daily flex or game time.
Speaking of game time, the ALD x New Balance 650R arrives just on time for the collab's Masaryk Community Gym, which was announced to the public on April 17 via a mural by Jacob Rochester.
Many speculate the partnership's community gym will open soon.
Fellow Aimé Leon Dore fans, I know you've gotten your hopes up twice now, with the second one being this latest drop. But, sure enough, the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R isn't to be slept on.
Just think of it like this: now, your 550s won't be lonely when you cop them; they'll have an ALD x NB high-top companion.
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