ARTICLE BY Seb
new balance 2002r protection pack
Image Credit: Extra Butter
new balance 2002r protection pack
Image Credit: Extra Butter
new balance 2002r protection pack
Image Credit: Extra Butter

Restock Alert! New Balance 2002R 'Protection Pack'
Release: 14 August 2021

Colourway: Protection Pack

New Balance’s now-legendary 2002R ‘Protection Pack’ is arguably one of the hottest releases of the past few years and each of the three colourways has become highly sought after. They originally hit shelves toward the beginning of 2021 exclusively in Europe, leaving thirsty NB heads dying for a pair! Thankfully they came through shortly after with lines going around the block at the Extra Butter launch. Ever since that initial drop secondary market prices have gone through the roof with the DS market looking quite scarce. And now they’re receiving a restock soon!

The NB2002 was actually a premium New Balance running model from the mid-2000s and was resurrected in 2020 to much fan-fare through a collaboration with Salehe Bembury and plenty of crisp GRs. The 'Protection Pack’ AKA ‘Refined Future’ builds off the existing NB2002R’s Y2K build incorporating avant-garde deconstructed panels.

For New Balance fans in Australia you’re in luck, because the highly-coveted New Balance 2002R ‘Protection Pack’ will restock on the brand’s web store on February 18. We’ll keep you updated on whether this restock is a global affair or just region specific.

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