Over the past few years the New Balance 2002R has continued to rival the industries top-tier lifestyle cushioning silhouettes with timeless design and a refusal to cease reinventing and reconstructing the model for the varying seasons it finds itself in. For its latest inclusion of Gore-Tex materials as Fall weather draws near, the Boston-based brand is outfitting the 2002R in a collection of pre-worn weatherized panels.
A majority of the sneakers real estate dawns the worn-out aesthetic through shadowy grey suede overlays featuring a deep blue tint and navy “GORE-TEX” branding gracing the mudguard. The remaining mesh construction renders the blue undertone as the mainstay in a sun-faded offering as dark copper accents provide seldom touches to the forefoots leather overlays, eyestays and tongue fastener finished in brushed suede. Underfoot, the murky palette resumes in a cloudy gray shading across the midsole as the white and midnight blue tread completes the eroded look.
For a closer look at the purposefully beaten-up 2002R “Magnet”, enjoy official images of the pair below while we anticipate further release details on the Gore-Tex covered model within the following weeks.
In other mixed material propositions from New Balance, check out Carhartt WIP’s first collaboration with the brand led by the New Balance 990v1.
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New Balance 2002R
Release Date: 2022
Color: Magnet/Mood Indigo
Style Code: M2002RXA