Blue Suede shoes are an essential in the world of footwear, popularized by the Elvis Presley song in the 1950s. Now, New Balance is dropping their own spin on the classic look, in the form of the 2002R.

New Balance’s 2002R has become a mainstay in the brand’s releases, capitalizing on the wave of retro popularity. The layered silhouette has released in dozens of color schemes over the last two years, from high-profile collaborations to much simpler looks, like the new ‘Blue Suede’ version arriving later this Summer. As you might be able to guess, this is somewhat of a nod to the hit song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, popularized by Elvis Presley in the 1950s. The look features a uniform blue shade across most of the upper, broken up by a grey heel counter and inner lining, as well as metallic silver ‘N’ logos and heel tabs.


New Balance’s latest version of the fan-favorite 2002R has not yet been announced for release, but we expect to see them land in stores in the coming weeks. Dressed in bright blue suede, pairs will be available from both New Balance’s website and select retailers with the usual price tag of $140. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more NB release news.

New Balance 2002R ‘Blue Suede’
Release Date: 2022
Price: $140
Style Code: M2002RHU

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