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The Basement x New Balance 2002R is Unofficially Underrated

While the official release information is yet to hit, but we couldn’t help share the first look images and on-feet pictures of the upcoming The Basement X New Balance 2002R. They’re just too good.

It seems everyone’s had their hands on a pair of 2002R this year – and we’re yet to see a miss. From BAPE to Salehe Bembury and beautiful inline releases such as the “Protection Pack,” you’re likely to find a number of these inside the various sneaker of the year lists (including ours). Now it’s The Basements turn to put their UK spin on an old classic. It might be unofficial, but it’s already underrated.

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The basement x new balance 2002r on foot 3

Image: @dedicated2idiocy

It goes without saying but New Balance has built on the success of last year by bringing the heat. Serving up good release after good release with names such as Joe Fresh Goods and WTAPS leading the charge. This might be one of the first years in sneaker history where we’ve seen multiple New Balance models battling it out for a spot in the top-10 sneaker so the year.

Set to release in two colourways, the first Basement 2002R presents an olive-green drab ‘military style’ upper, while the second sports a tonal white, cream and grey. Both are wrapped by contrasting black toe and heel caps and feature blacked-out midsoles and outsoles. Finishing touches include a partially stiched N-logo and The Basement logos on the heel and tongue. We’re getting big Raf Simons Ozweego vibes from these, however, the look is clearly more wearable and casual.

The basement x new balance 2002r on foot green

Image: @dedicated2idiocy

It’s fairly evident, but this isn’t The Basements first rodeo with sneaker collaborations. In 2017 the brand served up a multi-material Nike Dunk Low (before the hype), and an Air Max 90 ‘London’ in 2019. Release information is yet to be determined, but keep your eyes locked to The Basements website and Instagram, linked below.

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The basement x new balance 2002r in hand

Image: @dedicated2idiocy

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