As a New Balance creative partner, Teddy Santis has profoundly impacted the company. Having grown up in Queens, the Queens native now serves as the creative director for the company’s Made in USA line, where he has helped design footwear like the New Balance 990v2.
“Sea Salt” and “Black” versions of the silhouette have recently been available. The dark outfit of the upcoming sneakers from the New England institution features high-quality suede and breathable, performance-informed mesh, like other readily available pairs. To allow the 24-year-old shoe design to steal the show with its original specifications, Aimé Leon Dore keeps things simple. But Santis’ penchant for clean and minimal branding is reflected in the sock-liners. Finally, the tried-and-true underfoot cushioning solution opts for an off-white appearance that flirts with the “vintage” aesthetic that has become synonymous with other ALD x NB collaborations.
While you wait for Thursday, July 7th, to secure your pair via NewBalance.com for USD 195, take a look at some product shots.
New Balance 990v2 Made In USA
Release Date: Jul 7th, 2022 (Thursday)
Color: Black/True Camo
Style Code: M990TE2