From the 2021's 993 "Taupe" to the 1906R "Jade" that dropped earlier this month, ever since Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance started collaborating back in 2019, they've dropped nothing but heat. And, just when you thought things were beginning to slow down, we're now getting up close and personal with the never-before-seen Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R "UNC." Inspired by the University of North Carolina – a school that has had a massive influence in college basketball – make sure you read on to find out everything that we know so far.
Images courtesy of industry insider Sneaker Tigger, ALD's latest rendition of the retro-inspired hardcourt silhouette boasts a white leather and mesh upper with baby blue accenting throughout. The midsole is dipped in a creamy hue which gives off some very vintage vibes, and it's lined with a gum rubber outsole for added traction and grip while shooting hoops. Other cool details include the "N" logo across the sidewalls that's done up in breathable materials for added ventilation, and a debossed apple logo around the back that nods to the Teddy Santis-helmed label's New York City roots.
Set to drop very soon, the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650R "UNC" is a must cop for the summer months. Make sure you keep it locked at The Edit LDN for your best chance to secure your size, and in related news, Jaden Smith just teased the MSFTSREP x New Balance sneaker!