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 readying for more standard-issue colorways to hit shelves in the coming weeks.

New Balance’s retro archives have provided the brand with plenty of new inspiration and old school release in recent years, with the revival of the 99x franchise leading the pack. However, there are plenty more outside of the 990 family that are getting their shine in 2020, namely the brand’s 2002 runner from nearly 20 years ago. Originally announced to retro via a collaboration with Salehe Bembury, the 2002 quickly became a hit for the Boston brand, attached to a several-month-long rollout plan that saw collaborations from a handful of New Balance’s high-profile partners. This week, we have an early look at NB’s upcoming plans for the 2002R, bringing more in-line colorways to shelves that are easier to get a hold of than the limited-edition projects. Upcoming colorways include a washed blue look as well as a soft grey tone, both in mono-color construction to show off the faded tones across an array of materials.


New Balance’s next batch of standard-issue colorways of the 2002r has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to launch sometime in the coming weeks directly from New Balance‘s website. The retro-styled runner will run you an easy $140, with a wider release expected to roll out in the coming weeks. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.