INVINCIBLE and N.HOOLYWOOD Give New Balance 2002R a Military-Indebted Makeover

Inspired by their collaborations from the past.

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Taiwanese sneaker boutique INVINCIBLE and Japanese label N.HOOLYWOOD have combined their sensibilities for a collaboration with New Balance, taking on the footwear giant’s latest sneaker revival — the 2002R.

The New Balance 2002R only made its return back in September, but has since received reworks from the likes of thisisneverthat and Salehe Bembury. Now it is the turn of INVINCIBLE x N.HOOLYWOOD, which combine their shared love for military and inspirations drawn from previous projects.

For example, the sneaker’s design references military-inspired ripstop material taken from N.HOOLYWOOD’s CM996 collaboration, and it also utilizes the fuzzy suede that was found on INVINCIBLE’s ML574 collaboration. These materials are combined alongside mesh and leather to create a shoe that’s served in many shade of gray, opting for green and brown-toned panels as well as light gray and dark gray, each acting as a reference to the signature New Balance color.

Bold “New Balance” branding appears on the lateral toe box, as does an “N” motif on the vamp and the mid-panel. INVINCIBLE x N.HOOLYWOOD adds its branding onto the white laces — and nowhere else. In fact, New Balance gets all the space this time around, with its moniker and shoe name gracing the tongue, too.

The INVINCIBLE x N.HOOLYWOOD x New Balance 2002R is set to release on October 31 at all INVINCIBLE stores, and via raffle on the INVINCIBLE website.

In other news, Aries has unveiled its New Balance 327 capsule.

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