Original Story (03/01/21): BAPE and New Balance are teaming up for the first time ever to unleash multiple colorways of the 2002R. The two prolific brands are coming together following New Balance’s eager start to the year collaborative projects-wise, most recently unveiling collaborations with Salehe Bembury and Casablanca.

Teaser images depict the shoes panels dressed in green, black, and grey variants of BAPE’s signature 1st Camo. The classic and familiar Sharktooth graphic boldly covers the heel, while Sta logo detailing is found center toe on the eyestays.

The New Balance 2002R is expected to release in April 2021. Check out teaser images and first looks below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more updates.

BAPE x New Balance 2002R
Release Date: April 2021

Update (03/20/21): Check out additional images of the BAPE x New Balance 2002R below.

Photos via mvp.dg/IG:

Kawhi Leonard All-Star 2021 on-feet look. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images:

Original Story images:

Leaked first look:


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