The Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 993 “Brown” is one of the two colorways for the casual lifestyle shoe. Designed by the duo of Aime Leon Dore and Teddy Santis, the pair showcased the shoe in the label’s Fall/Winter 2021 lookbook. The brown version caught the eye of sneaker collectors looking for a rugged, yet stylish shoe.
ALD has collaborated with New Balance on a pair of sneakers before, and its latest collaboration reimagines the 993 for a new generation of runners. The shoe features a mesh base with a premium pig suede overlay, ABZORB cushioning, and Ndurance outsoles. Teddy Santis, Creative Director of Made in USA for NBA, created the design. Although the designer has not shared the inspiration behind these exclusive pairs, it is easy to imagine that he was inspired in part by his hometown when he created the design for these limited editions.
For the Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 993 collaboration, the designer turned to the iconic Queens work boot as the inspiration. The shoe has a brown mesh base and premium suede overlays. There are also touches of dark green. The sneaker’s midsoles are black and can be ordered now from the brand’s website.