Original Story (09/01/21): The Basement. What started as a UK-based Facebook group for buying, selling, and trading sneakers and streetwear has grown into a global community that defies categorization. With a couple Nike collabs over the years, The Basement is now teaming up with New Balance for their own 2002R.
The 2002R has become a fan-favorite silhouette this year, with coveted releases including collabs with Salehe Bembury and BAPE and the in-line “Refined Future” pack. The Basement’s take on the model comes in two colorways, one in bone white and grey, the other in olive green hues. Each feature a premium suede construction with black nubuck overlays on the toe and heel. Nine horizontal lines dress the the N logos, pulled from The Basement’s logo which can be found on the heels. Additional The Basement branding appears on the tongue and insoles. Black N-Ergy gel midsoles and rubber outsoles rounds out the design.
Check out both The Basement x New Balance 2002R colorways below. These popped up for a bit on JD Sports UK, though are no longer up on the site. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Update (06/22/22): Following the release of a group-exclusive “Earth Brown” colorway in April, The Basement announces the public release of their “Moss Green” 2002R. Catch the drop on Sunday, June 26th at 3pm BST on bsmntstore.com. Early access release for members of The Basement’s Facebook group will be on Friday, June 24th at 7pm BST. No word yet on the launch of the grey colorway.
The Basement x New Balance 2002R “Moss Green”
Style Code: M2002RBB
Release Date: June 26, 2022
The Basement x New Balance 2002R “Grey”
Style Code: M2002RBA
Release Date: 2022