A mainstay within the New Balance repertoire and stalwarts both in their specific corner of streetwear and, funnily enough, the Nolita coffee scene, Aimé Leon Dore continues to be one of the many labels to keep an eye on. Crafting some of the best and most colorful works the caliber of JJJJound, No Vacancy Inn, Stray Rats, and the like, they’re set to pick up where they left off as they tease what looks to be a forthcoming 990v2. Rarely used by all standards — as many a partnership from the past took to the v3 — the silhouette is only barely seen on their quick Instagram teaser, one that draws heavily from vintage NB ads. Palettes are vibrant despite using mostly muted pastels as each light blue or dark grey diverts heavily from the usual neutral drab. “N” logos seem to lie in compliment with sparsely placed yellows adding vibrant contrast by way of the toe box and laces. Grab a quick look at what may be the next big thing from ALD, and keep it locked as we get word on official release dates.