New Balance aficionados no doubt enjoyed the revival of Boston footwear label's archived NB550 Basketball Oxfords sneakers last year. After blessing the silhouette in four vintage-inspired colourways in collaboration with NY-based cult menswear label Aimé Leon Dore, it appears that New Balance has joined forces once again with Teddy Santis to give the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550 a new makeover for the upcoming spring season.
Officially unveiled by the founder himself via Instagram, premium leather overlays, indulged in a neutral white tone, crafts most of the shoe's uppers. A small segment of the collar and the topmost part of the tongue, however, flaunts a darkened shade of green joined with yellow adorning the italicised "N" logos midfoot, thus giving the side profiles a bolder look.
The vintage-esque scheme is further elevated with a chunky yellowed midsole for an aged look, moulded with a New Balance emblem and text on the lateral side, and co-branding details imprinted on the tongue, insoles, and heel alike. Extra hits of grey and the preceding colours then land on the rubber outsole, rounding off the highly-anticipated New Balance trainers.
The Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550 is scheduled to arrive sooner than you think! If you're looking to secure your size on the release date, then stay clued up right here at The Sole Supplier as we'll be the first to let you know of all New Balance releases, news, updates, teasers, and many more. In related news, here's a sneak peek at the forthcoming BAPE x New Balance 2002R!