The Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 850 is New York City-based lifestyle brand Aimé Leon Dore’s second sneaker collaboration with New Balance. Having already put their luxe-meets-sportswear spin on New Balance’s 997 model, the lesser-utilized New Balance 850 gets a re-release true to its original 1996 form. The upper part of the New Balance 850 consists of a mix of black, blue, and white leather panels and overlays. Void of any midsole branding, an uncommon trait for New Balance designs, this 850 instead laces the lateral heel and tongue with gold embroidery. A customary midsole with a black rubber outsole provides the familiar comfort New Balance is known for. The Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 850 initially released in limited quantities at Aime Leon Dore’s Mulberry Street storefront, and a wider release followed online on June 28th, 2019.