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Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance craft another cult classic sneaker with the 650 hi-top

where to buy New Balance Aimé Leon Dore 650

If like me, you favour a chunky sneaker then listen in pal. After a sold out collaboration between Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance in February that saw the 993 sneaker reimagined in taupe, maroon and blue suede, the duo have come back for seconds. Together, Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance have cooked up a covetable take on the 650, a style we predict will swiftly reach cult status.

If the name sounds familiar, that's because it's not a new style. Just like it's shorter sibling the 550, another silhouette that has turned heads in the realm of street-style, the 650 was born in 1989 as a nod to basketball and the players that dominated the sport in the 90s. Given the immense success of the 550's comeback, we should have realised that it wouldn't be long before the 650 would follow suit. It was only natural then that Aimé Leon Dore would be the one to make it happen.

Arriving in blood red, forest green, black and New Balance's signature grey, the hi-top is a refreshing point of difference in a sea of Dunks, Jordans and Air Force Ones. It's clean and preppy while still retaining a street appearance and its basketball roots. Basically, it's Aimé Leon Dore in a nutshell. Plus, the puff and stitch collar is a flattering touch. It's safe to say we're hooked; line and sinker.

Where to buy the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650?

If you're shopping in Australia and wondering where to buy the New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore 650 sneaker, know that the collaboration will drop on May 5. So far, an exact time has not been released. But if you're looking to secure a pair, the first and most obvious place to snatch them up is on the New Balance website. It's also the only place with plans to sell them in Australia. So goodnight, good luck and godspeed.

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