Why Every Fashion Enthusiast Must Know Teddy Santis

A thriving partnership blending style and American heritage sneakers.

POSTED BY ZOE TYLER

Teddy Santis is a beautiful example of the American Dream. After his parents immigrated to the U.S. from Greece, he was taught from a young age to forge his own path with hard work and dedication. This healthy and productive work ethic would allow him to launch his streetwear label and begin a lucrative and flourishing partnership. 

Regardless of your personal style, you won’t struggle to find a pair of New Balance shoes that can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday wardrobe. This allows you to experience and enjoy the creative works of two dynamic and iconic brands. 

Who is Teddy Santis? 

Teddy Santis, a New York-based designer, is the founder and creative director of the menswear line Aimé Leon Dore, or ALD. The brand, which features stylish clothing pieces drenched in nostalgia, has inked lucrative partnerships with Clarks, Suicoke, and New Balance and gained a vital investment from LVMH Ventures in January 2022. 

The brand’s iconic 1990 New York aesthetic has catapulted it to the top of the list for streetwear devotees, with its Nolita flagship becoming a pilgrimage site for all fashion enthusiasts. Recently, the company expanded its horizons by opening its first international store in London, signaling its ambitious growth plans. 

The designer founded his iconic brand in 2014, best described as a minimalist take that combines classic American style with contemporary European flair. Santis took inspiration from his Greek heritage to design simple and timeless garments made from high-quality, luxurious materials that build a varied collection of staple wardrobe pieces. 

Thanks to steady growth and innovative designs, the global footwear brand New Balance approached him in the hope of establishing a long-term partnership. The continued collaborations between Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance have been nothing short of a success story, showcasing the power of partnership in the industry. Both brands have combined their unique strengths to design and create an incredibly stylish and highly functional collection of sneakers.