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First Look: New Balance 2002R Protection Pack Reemerges in “Black/Grey”

Making its comeback in greyscale.


[Update 1 Mar 2023] Aside official images, a release date has also surfaced for the New Balance 2002R Protection Pack “Black/Grey”. Dropping alongside a “Navy” colorway, cop them via New Balance and selected retailers on 3 March.

[Update 7 Dec 2022] This upcoming New Balance 2002R Protection Pack “Black/Grey” has received an updated release date. Together with another Khaki/Grey pair, the Black/Grey will be released in the summer of 2023, retailing at a price of US$150.

New Balance Protection Pack Khaki Grey Release Date

The New Balance 2002R has swiftly emerged as one of the most adored models in the brand’s heritage-rich archives under the “Refined Future” moniker. The “Protection Pack,” a capsule collection with the look of a wearable relic, has just recently made a comeback and is now presenting a cozy “Black/Grey” suit for fall.

A layer of color-matched torn up pig suede creates an eroding ensemble on top of a breathable mesh black base, while the soft suede overlays on the forefoot and lower ankle create light and smoke grey tones. Dark greys are back to support the perforated heel counter and continue the greyscale theme, while titular red accents claim the 2002R branding and jet-blacks wrap up along with the redesigned “N” emblem and nubuck tongue construction. The neutral-toned look of cream and beige on the solitary unit is completed by the vivid red “N-ERGY” branding.

Get a sneak peek at the New Balance 2002R Protection Pack “Black/Grey” before it is released, which is expected to happen soon.

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