NEW BALANCE X THISISNEVERTHAT 2002R & 1906R - REGISTER NOW
12 August 2022
New Balance and thisisneverthat reunite to rework two technical runners: the 2002R and 1906R.
Seoul-based thisisneverthat draws heavily from retro style codes, often borrowing cues from the ‘90s and ‘00s to inspire designs. Nowhere is that clearer than with the label’s partnerships with New Balance: collaborations fuelled by the revival of technical, archival gems.
With their latest partnership, the two labels adhere to their tried-and-tested formula. The collection is comprised of New Balance’s performance runners, the 1906R and the 2002R, with both sneakers designed to reflect the eras they were born in.
The first, the 1906R, is designed to achieve an aged appearance, with blemishes across its silver uppers and the same effect applied to its sole unit. The 2002R, meanwhile, takes on a similar approach, with grey and silver, period-correct uppers and cracked leather accents on the collar and tongue.