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Everything You Need to Know About the AURALEE x New Balance 2002R


Adam Cheung
September 7, 2022

Made in collaboration with the Ryota Iwai-helmed label.

After months and months of nothing but leaks and teasers, the hotly-anticipated AURALEE x New Balance 2002R has been officially revealed. Made in collaboration with the Ryota Iwai-helmed label that was established in 2015, this collection brings the Tokyo-based brand's sensibilities into a retro silhouette that has been absolutely thriving over the past 12 months.

Image credits: New Balance

Arriving in two colorways, including "Yellow" and "White," both pairs boast premium mesh, leather, and suede constructions that work perfectly with the vintage model. The Boston company's signature "N" logo is finely embroidered across the side panels, while 3M reflective accents appear throughout so you can flex even in low light conditions.

Image credits: New Balance

Of course, it wouldn't be a 2002R without the highly-sculpted N-ERGY midsole underfoot. Arriving in the same grey, white, and yellow combination on both pairs, this cushioning system offers a crazy amount of comfort with every step. Both sneakers are then finished off with special edition shoe boxes that are made for the collectors out there.

Image credits: New Balance

Now for that all-important release info. The AURALEE x New Balance 2002R collaboration is officially releasing on September 9th at New Balance and select retailers worldwide. If you take a L, they'll be available here on Ox Street! While we wait for these to drop, you might as well check out the rest of our New Balance range right here.

Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and style. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.