Only a couple months into his new job at New Balance and Teddy Santis has already prepared something special for Spring 2022. Alongside his beloved streetwear label Aime Leon Dore, the designer-turned-creative-director is bringing back yet another relic of the past: the 650R.
Effectively the taller, more supportive alternate to the 550, the silhouette arrives as it did long ago in the 80s. Its high-top look is adjusted only slightly, given a collar a bit shorter and more padded than the original. Elsewhere, however, the construction is undoubtedly familiar, the spitting image of its low-top counterpart part in near every beat save for the “650” markings and the additional logo-clad panel along the rim. In palette, the connections only deepen as Teddy Santis has applied the same exact color scheme used on ALD’s previous collaborative efforts.
Enjoy a brief look at the upcoming release below. Dates, pricing, and further details should surface closer to Spring ’22.
In other news, the AURALEE New Balance 550 is hitting global soon.
Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 650R
Release Date: Spring 2022