New Balance 2002R Collection
The history of the New Balance 2002R
The New Balance 2002R was created in 2002 as a running shoe to meet the needs of runners everywhere. The designers intended for the shoe to be light, cushioned, and comfortable. It was a hit with runners from all over the world soon after its launch in 2002. Since then, it has become a staple within the running community.
The characteristics of the New Balance 2002R
The New Balance 2002R is a retro-inspired running shoe with a modern twist. Created to celebrate the brand's passion and attention to detail, these sneakers feature:
- A synthetic upper with mesh inserts for breathability and comfort.
- Synthetic leather overlays to provide support.
- A thick rubber outsole for durability.
- New Balance branding on both the tongue and heel of the shoe.
- The American flag logo on the heel tab, representing that this item was made in the USA.
The New Balance 2002R collaborations
The 2002R was also the base of choice for a series of collaborations with influential boutiques and brands, including Stray Rats, Oshman's, JJJJound, Kasina, Stüssy, Aimé Leon Dore and Pigalle. The releases exemplify New Balance’s unique approach to collaboration, which gives partners creative freedom to tell authentic stories about their brand or community. In the case of New Balance x Pigalle — a brand exchange between a French basketball-inspired streetwear label and an American sportswear heritage brand — that meant taking inspiration from the opposite sides of the Atlantic. The sneakers feature details such as “Made in USA” branding on the midsole combined with French flag colors on its heel.
All New Balance 2002R models
The New Balance 2002R comes in four different colorways: