New Balance 2002R – The Iconic Protection Pack

The 2002R from New Balance has been on of the most popular sneaker models from the brand since its release towards the end of 2021. The iconic silhouette takes inspiration from the brands running shoe catalogue from the 2000s, bearing as the go to footwear for all Y2K fashion lovers.

The protection pack series from the label puts a modern twist on what could be described as the ‘ultimate dad shoe’. All iterations showcase an eye catching distressed look with weathered suede to the uppers & toe box.

Like many models from New Balance the goal for the 2002r was to craft a day-to-day sneaker that doesn’t compensate on design or function. Utilising premium materials & subtle neutral tones with a pop of colour, the latest iteration in Grey is definitely a staple for all Autumn/Winter outfits.

Delivering that desired chunky look, the model remains lightweight on the foot with breathable mesh panel uppers sitting on top of an Nergy cushioning midsole. This Nergy sole has become a staple of all lifestyle footwear from the brand. The cushioning provides shock absorption & elastic return throughout which allows a natural smooth transition from the heel to midfoot when you step. This technology allows the sole to de-compress back to original state a lot faster in comparison to typical midsole cushioning when walking – ultimately providing better comfort.

The open tongue and rugged panelling layers to the upper to exaggerate that destructive & weathered look, meaning the suede on each pair will differ slightly with gradual wear & weathering.

Shop the Grey 2002R Protection Pack & the latest arrivals from New Balance blow, available online & in-store now at Stuarts London.

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