New Balance 2002r Protection Pack


Photography by Kev Foster

The New Balance 2002r is presented in three colour-ways, “Rain Cloud”, “Phantom” and “Sea Salt”. The silhouette sees a pre distressed sole, exposed foam on the tongue seam, with added suede “protection” panelling (hence its namesake) creating a satisfying cutaway aesthetic. 

The colour pallets are in keeping with New Balance's history, especially the iconic grey which has become synonymous with the New Balance brand. 

As to be expected the shoe itself is extremely comfortable, although you might think twice if you want to use them for running..

The 2002 was originally made in 2010, which was a part of the “Made in USA” range. New Balance re-released the silhouette in 2020 with a sole taken from the 860v2. The 2002r became one of the brands most popular styles for 2020, which is attributed to notable collaborations with Salehe Bembury, thisisneverthat and Invincible. 

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