New Balance 2002R „Protection Pack“

Used look meets familiar comfort. The “Protection Pack” is a three-piece set of the popular New Balance 2002R. The deconstructed upper is kept in muted colors for all three models.

This three-piece pack comes in the colorways “Rain Cloud,” “Phantom” and “Sea Salt.” The color codes correspond to white/cream, black, and a mix of greys. Although the colors aren’t immediately eye-catching, the deconstructed silhouette is a real head-turner. The 2002R is an update of the New Balance 2002 released in 2010, and after initially being one of the elite performances running shoes, the 2002R’s slight update has established itself in the sneaker and street style scene.

The deconstructed look of the New Balance 2002R is also highlighted once again by the mix of materials. Alongside the mesh upper, you’ll find rough-cut suede overlays that seem to have been randomly spread across the upper. The raw look is also reinforced by the simple color variations. The open foam tongue not only provides comfort but further supports the design. It enhances the deconstructed vibe. Premium leather details and textile lining complete the silhouette along with the sole technology.

The deconstructed upper is found on a classic ABZORB midsole mixed with N-nergy cushioning technology in the outsole. This creates a comfortable and unique shoe that not only focuses on comfort but also completes the overall look with its deconstructed vibe.

Julia Afew