New Balance 650: Basketball Heritage – Tenue de Nîmes

New Balance 650: Basketball Heritage

Thu, Sep 28, 23

The New Balance 650 was one of the go-to shoes for basketball icon James Worthy, as he made his rounds during the nail-biting tense NBA seasons in the 80s. Since then, the shoe has been reintroduced by the illustrious NY lifestyle curators Aimé Leon Dore, and we've just received the 650 in a classic white colourway.⁠ ⁠

james worthy in vintage new balance basketball ad

Image: Lakers Star James Worthy in vintage New Balance Basketball ad.

Aimé Leon Dore's creative director, Teddy Santis, found the 550 and 650 New Balance shapes in an old Japanese catalogue. Together with New Balance, Aimé Leon Dore managed to reimagine the gone-by sneaker shapes for the 21st century. With success- as both styles were instant hits, due to their immaculately executed old school vibes & retro styling.⁠ ⁠

This time back in a very much premium iteration of the 650, using full-grain & perforated leather- the 650 is back better than ever. ⁠ ⁠

The New Balance 650 RVW White is now available online in unisex sizes, ranging from EU 38 to 46.5.

new balance 650 vintage ad
Image: James Worthy in action in the New Balance 650. Vintage ad by New Balance.

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