Aimé Leon Dore Teases New Balance 1000 Sneaker Collaboration

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New Balance’s recently revived 1000 sneaker will soon get a collaboration from one of the brand’s most key partners.

Aimé Leon Dore founder Teddy Santis, who’s also the lead for NB’s Made in USA line, teased his brand’s take on the New Balance 1000 Thursday in an Instagram story. The sneaker appears in a white and silver color scheme with a translucent “N” logo and ALD branding spread near the lateral toe, tongue tag and mustache.

Santis, famously a Queens native, captioned the photo with, “It’s summer of ’98 in Astoria Queens and I just discovered Steinway St.”

Although the arrangement is more muted than one might typically expect from ALD, sneaker leakers have suggested a total of four colorways will make up the 1000 collaboration.

Prior to this year, the 1000 was a relatively obscure sneaker that originally released in 1999. It didn’t make much noise before retreating into New Balance’s archives until a Joe Freshgoods collaboration brought the sneaker back in April, but it already appears poised to prove the second time’s a charm as part of the trend favoring all things Y2K in both sneakers and fashion in general.

ALD’s last New Balance collaboration was a one-off 990v4 Made in USA that released in March. The New York City streetwear label has released dozens of New Balance sneakers since the two parties began working together in 2019.

No further release details have been announced for the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000. Footwear News will keep you abreast of any updates.

Aime Leon Dore New Balance 1000
Aime Leon Dore New Balance 1000

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Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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