Through his own Aimé Leon Dore brand, which he launched in 2014, Teddy Santis and New Balance have collaborated for a number of years. In the past, they’ve produced much-coveted updates to the NB’s 550 silhouette, which you won’t be able to buy anywhere these days, as well as the 991 white and blue and the rusty 990 look. lighting.
It was in 2021 that Santis and the Boston-based sports label decided to step things up with the announcement that the Queens-raised designer would take on a creative role at the company, potentially with hopefully he can bring some buzz. around Aimé Leon Dore to the company. In his role at New Balance, Santis oversees all creative directions of the Massachusetts label’s high-end Made in USA sub-line (shoes made with supple suede and plush leather), and in April of Now, he has launched his first collection under the brand . This hugely hyped discount capsule is finally available to shop after a series of pandemic delays and consequential shipping issues.
The collection includes three classic Made In USA 990 balls — V1, V2, and V3 — that are characterized by their quiet silhouettes and become larger, more square, and more like dad shoes as numbers increase. The Santis sneakers feature the shoe’s signature gray color, with additional hits of a new, rock-for-NB tone, “marblehead”. Each shoe, crafted with premium suede and pigskin mesh, and features textured, furry suede details on the upper, designed to match whatever you might have. available in your wardrobe. Indeed when announcing her role at New Balance, Santis explained, “I was attracted to New Balance because of the way it has built a business on values like integrity and authenticity, rather than advertising. inflated fox.”
Along with the sweatshirts, Santis has also designed, like he did with his ALD and NB collaborations, outfits for you to get cozy with. sports brand, while T-shirts and jogging pants have minimal branding, making them ideal for everyday wear. Each product is available in neutral tones such as navy, sky blue, gray and black.
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This story was originally published in UK GQ with the title, “Aimé Leon Dore’s Teddy Santis got rid of his super hot New Balance collection“.
https://www.gq.com/story/teddy-santis-new-balance-collection Aimé Leon Dore’s Teddy Santis Dropped a Hype-y New Balance Collection