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New Balance 2002r Yue Wu
New Balance 2002r Yue Wu

‘Protection Pack’ Designer Yue Wu Debuts New NB2002R

You may be familiar with New Balance’s decade defining ‘Protection Pack’ which originally saw three 2002R colourways that boasted major deconstructed vibes. Recently, they added another three more into the mix, causing mass hysteria among NB fanatics. The man behind this collection is called Yue Wu AKA @flyin_asparagus and he’s just shared his potential next venture!

Once again using the 2002R as the base, Wu has shared a sample pair that screams hiking and the outdoors. He also stated ‘when you play video games and realise you have a design review tomorrow’, including his inspiration – a pair of Animal Crossing hiking boots! The shape of the silhouette has been kept as is, however the designer has made some small tweaks to better replicate heavy duty footwear. The upper consists of a brown mesh and leather base. Interestingly, the toe box has been doused in leather with a diamond perforation patten. Toward the rear is a navy mesh which creates a jarring feeling when combined with a black midsole.

This fresh New Balance 2002R has no release date as of yet but we can only assume that it’ll be touching down soon!

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