Between key models such as the 550, 2002R, and its 990 series, fans of the American sportswear brand have enjoyed another year of footwear offerings. Continuing to lead the charge, the 2002R has appeared in a new "Toast" look that sees the sneaker favor an entirely leather upper.
Outfitted in "Toast/Tawny Birch/Apricot Illusion", this colorway of the 2002R is reminiscent of Hender Scheme’s classic leather-crafted homage sneakers. Its upper ditches the typical textile base and replaces it with leather as buttery smooth panels are joined by suede overlays. Even the lining utilizes leather as "Vachetta Tan"-esque shades run throughout the shoe’s upper. To complete the look, the sole unit features N-ERGY cushioning.
For those interested in grabbing a pair of the New Balance 2002R "Toast", it is available now via select retailers such as Up There at a price of $164 USD. A worldwide release via New Balance and international retailers is expected to follow in the coming months.