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Taiwan's Invincible and Tokyo's N. HOOLYWOOD Reunite for Another New Balance 2002r

Editorials

Adam Cheung
September 15, 2022

The power duo have returned and this time around it's fitted with Gore-Tex for all your waterproofing needs.

Two years ago, Invincible and N. HOOLYWOOD kicked off the 2002R hype with a rare three-way collaboration that showed off everything the retro silhouette had to offer. Now, as we head towards the end of 2022, the power duo have returned with another Invincible x N. HOOLYWOOD x New Balance 2002R, and this time around, it's fitted with Gore-Tex for all your waterproofing needs.

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Rather than opting for the classic all-gray colorway, the brand's have unleashed an all-blue pair that's done up in some of the most premium materials any 2002R has ever seen. Working on top of a breathable mesh base, soft nubuck and fuzzy suede panels wrap around the shoe. Gore-Tex technology means that these will keep dry during the wet and windy months, and it's proudly showcased on the front toe and a small black tab around the collar.

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Co-branded details adorn the insole, and underfoot, you'll find a highly-sculpted midsole that's made from N-ERGY foam. This has been given a slightly pre-aged aesthetic for that vintage vibe that we all know and love.

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Arriving in a special shoebox, the Invincible x N. HOOLYWOOD x New Balance 2002R Gore-Tex is set to release before the end of 2022. We recommend going half a size up for these as, in general, Gore-Tex sneakers tend to run a little smaller than usual. Make sure you keep it locked here for more news as it develops, and while you're here, you might as well check out all of the New Balance sneakers that Ox Street have available!

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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.