Where to Buy the thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906 and 2002R
News on this release was originally published on July 15, 2022.
Update October 26, 2022: A release date has been locked in for the thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906 and 2002R on New Balance Australia! NBheads Down Under can look at copping pairs on October 28 – scroll down for the links to shop! Prior listed retailers may or may not have sizes still available.
Updated August 16, 2022: thisisneverthat’s latest collaboration with New Balance, including the 1906 and 2002R gets a wider release this week! August 19 is the drop date, peep our Where to Buy guide down below.
Updated July 26, 2022: thisisneverthat and New Balance have officially announced the release date of their 1906 colab and its accompanying 2002R! It'll be touching down at the TINT webstore on August 4, then hitting retailers roughly two weeks later on August 19. A date of arrival at New Balance has yet to be announced. Read the original article below for more info!
Korean label thisisneverthat are continuing their partnership with New Balance by rolling out another revived 2000s runner in the 1906. This pair continues the weathered look that’s gone from Instagram customiser trend to full-blown mainstream aesthetic. Given TINT have always been ahead of the curve, it’s reassuring to see their application here is still unique and not just a cookie cutter ‘spray ’n’ pray’ technique.
But first, a little recap of the 1906. If that number sounds familiar, that’s because it was the year New Balance was founded, and it’s also the name of the top-end running shoe the brand released in late 2009. It would share some DNA with the OG 2002 – chiefly its midsole – but its luxurious successor has since returned in recent years, albeit with new cushioning. Now, the 1906 is taking after it and comes back in similar hybrid format, again sharing the same midsole as the 2002R, which is owed to the 860v2.
As for thisisneverthat’s contribution, their functional and tech-leaning aesthetic sees this 1906 dressed up in sporty mesh and synthetic, which, at first glance, looks to be its MO in its white and silver colourway. But a closer look sees brown overlays and faux dirt and rust details, making for a decidedly casual shoe.
The thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906 will release on August 19 at Overkill. An official announcement is yet to be made.