The Basement social club has given their signature #BasementApproved stamp to the New Balance 2002R this month, going so far as to design their own branded versions of the popular new silhouette, coming this year.

London’s premier sneaker social club, The Basement, is dropping another exciting collaboration this year, following up on their city-themed collection with Nike a few years ago. This time, The Basement is working with New Balance, another brand beloved by sneakerheads in the U.K. due to their timeless style and attention to detail, as well as the brand’s premium line of Made in England sneakers. For this release, The Basement team has cooked up two special colorways of the 2002R, New Balance’s latest hit shoe. Both pairs feature a tonal color blocking, splitting the shoe in half at the sole, affixing a solid colored upper to a black midsole with matching black mudguards and heels. One pair decorates the multilayered upper in a bright olive green tone, while a sheer white ‘N’ logo stands out on either side. The second pair is more subtle, mixing white and grey layers to create a greyscale rendition. 


The upcoming collaboration between London social club The Basement and New Balance, highlighting the 2002R, has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to release before the year is out. These pairs will likely release exclusively in the United Kingdom, with an elevated price tag of $150 or more. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news. 

UPDATE 6/22/22: The Basement’s New Balance 2002R is set to release again this week, arriving in the ‘Moss Green’ colorway we first saw earlier this year. The shoes will be available in limited quantities directly from the social club’s online store for $160. The exclusive release will go down at 3pm BST, which translates to 10am EST and 7am PST for us in the states. 

UPDATE 4/26/22: New Balance and The Basement have released a previously unseen “Earth Brown” colorway of their unique 2002R, exclusively through the Facebook-based sneaker group. While they went on sale earlier this week, you can still sign up to become a member if there are pairs remaining, and likely be eligible for future releases.

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