New Balance x Aime Leon Dore Rainier (Sheepskin)
During a tour of Mount Rainier in the early 1980s, Lou Whittaker noticed that the guides were climbing the mountain with runners on their feet. With this observation, he made his way to New Balance and suggested using their know-how in the field of sneakers to bring a trail boot to the market. The result - the New Balance Rainier Boot, with which Lou Whittaker climbed Mount Everest in 1982. Over 40 years later, longtime partner Aimé Leon Dore is collaborating with New Balance on the storied boat. The brand around Teddy Santis relies on a wine-red Cordura upper and light brown suede overlays. The sole unit is completely black, only the yellow Vibram logo on the outsole stands out. Of course, no Gore-Tex® should be missing on a real trail boot.
Vibram rubber outsole
Co-branded logo at tongue
Woven Aimé Leon Dore logo at innersole
Debossed flying NB logo at saddle