New Balance Release Rusty 2002R
Release: 31 August 2022

Colourway: Rust

The New Balance 2002R has certainly had a superlative run in 2022. A successor to the technically impressive but aesthetically lacking 2001, the 2002 again stacked shoe tech like full-length NERGY combined with a mix of nubuck and mesh. Unfortunately, the high-tech 2002 drove the retail price skyward, and casual sneakerheads recoiled at the $250 price tag.

Flash forward to 2022, and the 2002R is enjoying meteoric success thanks largely to the chunky dad shoe revival and a series of market-defining collaborations. The latest in-house colourway is a neck-craning rusty tangerine rendition guaranteed to enliven your ,fits for the warmer weather.

Again constructed in mesh and suede overlays, the latest colourway features the classic ABZORB midsole and heel cushioning, while the Stability Web and NERGY outsole bring in arch support and shock absorption.

The New Balance 2002R ‘Rust’ is available right now from 43einhalb.

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