The New Balance 2002R “Protection Pack” is back, this time with a ripstop update for a more durable utilitarian offering. Included in the pack are four different colorways, including Olive, Sail, Tan and Navy.
As for the “Protection Pack” specifically, the future relic of sorts has also received a handful of collaborations, as well as over a dozen inline releases. First popularized by its “Rain Cloud” example, one of three debut colorways, the “Protection Pack” 2002R has even gone the lengths of being the subject of a custom Tabi pair for Salehe Bembury.
Each pair in the latest pack features jagged-edge suede overlays, exposed heels that reveal the NB logo and of course the highlight of the shoe, ripstop nylon as the base layer. Other first-time details that add to the utilitarian style of the update include the use of a bungee lacing system.
The updated pack is expected to hit select New Balance retailers and land on its official site soon, with an anticipated retail of $160 USD.
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