Once a scrapped project, the New Balance 2002R has become one of the company’s most exciting silhouettes in the matter of two years.
Recently, the performance-informed, lifestyle-oriented design appeared in a New Balance-friendly grey. High-quality fabrics and other materials make up the entirety of the sneaker’s upper, while tried-and-proven tooling from the 860v2 also dons a heritage-appropriate grey and off-white color combination. The nylon stow pocket featured atop the laces, however, differentiate the newly-surfaced pair from the “dad shoes” the New England institution has long-been synonymous with. The included component delivers a touch of utilitarianism that is complemented by the small pull tab at the spine. While no word has been disclosed by the company about an expansive outdoors-inspired collection, the latest grey 2002R is yet another offering donning the functional attachment on the tongue. “New Balance Running” branding appears on the top of the tongue and sock-liners, suggesting the stow pocket is meant to address athletes’ needs.
Enjoy product imagery of the pair ahead, and anticipate a NewBalance.com launch in the near future.
For more “N”-branded footwear, check out the New Balance 990v6 expected to debute before 2022 ends.
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New Balance 2002R
Release Date: 2022
Style Code: M2002RVC