SSENSE Supply Exclusive, Corduroy-Coated New Balance 2002RRelease: 16 March 2022
How do you take a retro running sneaker from zero to hero? You reintroduce it by tapping collaborative partners like Salehe Bembury and thisisneverthat, bolster its standing with in-line drops like the 'Protection Pack' and keep the ball rolling with retailer-exclusive drops. In case you haven't guessed, the shoe in question is the 2002R and the brand is New Balance – the exact colourway we're discussing is a just-released SSENSE exclusive.
A women's pair that's swathed in a variety of earthy brown and tan shades, this 2002R supplies a compelling construction of mesh, suede and, most notably, corduroy – a material you don't often see on a runner! The wide-wale corduroy on the mudguard and midfoot overlays brings an interesting strike of alternate texture into the mix, while bone-toned N-ERGY midsoles and lavish lilac laces tie the look off.
If you're looking to add this pair to your collection, they're available at SSENSE now for $160. You'll want to be quick though: sizes are selling out fast!
To learn more about the history of the New Balance 2002R, be sure to check out a brief history of the model – from its days as a performance runner to its current status as a lifestyle favourite – by clicking here.