Extra Butter Debuts New Balance 2002R “Protection Pack” With Exclusive Capsule

Injecting the Y2K aesthetic from 1995.

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Extra Butter is dropping a new 2002R “Protection Pack” collaboration with New Balance. The New York-based boutique has been churning up recent collaborations with fellow sportswear houses such as the adidas UltraBOOST 1.0 “Happy Gilmore” and Asics Kayano V OG “Tomcat.”

Composed of three neutral colorways, the design was inspired by New Balance’s designer Yue Wu who thought up a concept of a redefined future. Extra Butter visualized the idea by incorporating the Y2K “Kaybug” aesthetic with eroded panels and pre-distressed details through a blend of premium hairy suedes, leather and mesh.

The three offerings are paired with a line of apparel that takes on the same Y2K phenomenon by showcasing graphics related to the archaic technology of the time. Three t-shirts, a trucker hat and crew socks are strung together in the collection with a limited edition 45-min “Refined Future” Y2K mixtape, produced by Extra Butter and mixed by Darling Chuck.

The New Balance 2002R “Protection Pack” to retail for $150 USD each is set to release “first come first served” on August 13 at Extra Butter locations while the brand’s official website and mobile app will see the release on August 14. The capsule items will release alongside the sneakers.

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