Aim\u00e9 Leon Dore Teases New Balance 990 Collaborations (UPDATE)


UPDATE (November 4, 2019): Aimé Leon Dore has provided another look at its New Balance 990 series collaboration, unveiling a new colorway of the New Balance 990v5 that combines a dark navy/forest green upper with an eggshell white midsole and laces. This joins the brand’s previously-previewed New Balance 990v2. Collaborative apparel has also been premiered, namely a forrest green fleece snap-up jacket and a co-branded scarf. A release date for the collection has yet to be announced, so stay tuned for further updates as they’re available.

ORIGINAL STORY (October 28, 2019): Following closely behind a capsule collection with Woolrich, New York-based Aimé Leon Dore has joined forces with New Balance for a brand-new collaboration. This marks the second collaborative effort and third overall project between the two – they teamed up for a two special New Balance 997s accompanied by an apparel collection this April, then followed that up with an exclusive early launch of the New Balance 850.

Only a single lookbook image of the new co-crafted silhouette has been revealed so far, and in ALD’s signature playful-yet-refined style, it shows a woman in a trench coat, sweater, hoodie, beanie and sweatpants with the shoes on her feet, carrying an umbrella and a sack of groceries for effect.

The shoes themselves present a color scheme that’s equal parts stately and sporty. A soft light grey is used on the base layer, then overlaid with forest green on the quarter, oceanic blue on the forefoot, tongue and heel, and a dark grey on the toe cap/heel. There are also hits of yellow on the laces and toebox, while a two-tone white midsole finalizes the look.

Neither a release date nor a retail price for this new collaboration has been announced, but you can expect it to hit ALD’s webstore and its Mulberry Street location in NYC during the coming weeks.

In other fashion news, be sure to check out everything that’s dropping at Palace this week.