New Balance are at the peak of their powers at the moment and the silhouette spearheading their seemingly limitless line of fire releases is the 2002R. Harnessing performance-forward features from the brand's original premier runner, the 1906, the 2002R comprises plush leather and suede overlays across breathable mesh uppers whilst sitting upon a tech-packed sole unit. ACTEVA LITE, Stability Web and N-ergy are all in-house technologies and have all been unleashed on the 2002R to ensure the superfluous level of support for which New Balance is renowned.
The original design of 2010 was hailed as 'a perfect 10' by industry legend Ronnie Fieg and recent collaborations with former Versace designer Salehe Bembury and Thisisneverthat have propelled this silhouette into stratosphere.
The introduction of the 2002R 'Protection Pack' models garnered immense demand for a style soaring in popularity, offered up, as they were, in highly limited numbers. New Balance really had its finger on the pulse with this release and the jagged brushed suede overlays helped ensure this was one of the most highly sought-after launches for any brand in 2022.
Did you know? - The 'R' was added for the 2022 version of the original New Balance 2002