The next installment of the Aime Leon Dore x New Balance partnership is going to be released differently than you may be used to. Instead of releasing online via queue drop or a raffle, interested consumers can place their orders now and avoid the stress of release day. This isn’t exactly new for Aime Leon Dore, as they offered pre-orders on 550s last year, but that happened after the general raffle release. The preorder method could be a growing trend, as Kith recently used preorders for the Kith x Clarks x Samba release after an overwhelming response to their raffle.
The Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 860v2 is a much more colorful and vibrant design than we’re used to seeing from the brand founded by Teddy Santis. The 860v2 has shades of orange, yellow, black, and bright green on an upper composed of mesh and leather. The underfoot side uses a yellow midsole with orange highlights on the heel and a black midsole.
Anyone interested in the preorder can head over to the Aime Leon Dore website and secure your pair now. Orders are estimated to ship starting in February of 2024, and all sales are final. For more info on future New Balance releases, head over to our Twitter and Instagram.
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