New Balance’s 2002R silhouette returned in full retro form this year, kicked off by a series of collaborations with some of our favorite NB partners. Now, the early-2000s runner is currently up for pre-order for a special-edition Lunar New Year pack and going quickly.

New Balance’s retro rehash of the 2002r silhouette has been a success several months in, with the initial release, Salehe Bembury’s Grand Canyon-inspired pair, taking home numerous ‘Best Of 2020’ awards. Now, with the initial collaborations and general-release drops behind them, the Boston-brand has moved onto new projects, like this year’s Lunar New Year celebration. For its contribution to the holiday, New Balance has crafted a pair of premium tonal colorways of the recent 2002r retro, one in a faint grey “Incense”, and the second in thick “Triumph Green”. The lighter “Incense” pair features a smooth two-tone grey upper, with a slightly darker shade peeking out from underneath various overlays, while the “Triumph” look keeps it simple with a consistent shade of forest green throughout.


New Balance’s seasonal “Lunar New Year” footwear pack has surfaced ahead of its release from Sak’s Fifth Avenue this week, showing off the 2002R in “Incense” and “Triumph Green” color schemes, currently available for pre-order. The celebratory sneakers are said to be shipped no later than February 17th, 2021, and come with the usual price tag of $140. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance 2002r “Lunar New Year” Pack 
Release Date: Available Now for Pre-Order
Price: $140
Colors: Incense & Triumph Green