Aimé Leon Dore surprised us with a special announcement today, unveiling three new colorways of their New Balance P550 ‘Basketball Oxford’, releasing later this Spring.

New Balance’s 550 retro basketball shoe has been a force to be reckoned with since it first launched back in 2020. Debuted in a collaborative format with Aimé Leon Dore, the Queens, NYC-based brand founded by Teddy Santis, the 550 became an immediate hit. Timed perfectly, the retro style and clean colorways created the perfect storm for New Balance to dominate the market in the two years since. Now, Aimé has unveiled new colorways of their take on the NB 550, coming soon. Following the same color blocking as their predecessors, ALD’s new colorways dress the 550 in clean white leather uppers and ‘aged’ yellowed midsoles, while accent colors come in dark brown, olive green, and deep burgundy. While this is the third in a series of 550 releases from ALD, it marks the first under which founder Teddy Santis is serving as New Balance’s creative director, meaning there are likely plenty more projects in the works for 2022.


Aimé Leon Dore’s next release of their beloved New Balance 550 in three new colorways has not been announced for release. However, Aimé’s previous release methods suggest a newsletter subscriber drop sometime in the coming weeks. The brown, burgundy, and olive colorways will come with a price tag of $130, releasing exclusively via ALD. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

UPDATE 6/20/22: Aimé Leon Dore has opened the raffle for their latest pairs of the New Balance 550 in brown, olive, and burgundy. Pairs retain the usual price of $130, and can be entered in all three colorways here. The draw closes tomorrow, June 21st, at midnight eastern time.

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550
Release Date: Summer 2022
Price: $130

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