Coming off his first independent footwear collaboration in 2020, designer Salehe Bembury will be releasing another New Balance 2002R in 2021.
He previewed the shoe on Instagram using the caption, “Water,” which most likely indicates the inspiration behind the shoe. This iteration replaces the Orange suede used on the “Peace be the Journey” pair with a Teal color highlighted by Neon Green accents. It also comes with a fingerprint-like pattern at the heel cutout and splatter print along the midsole.
Salehe Bembury New Balance 2002R Release Date
Look for the Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002R “Water Be The Guide” to release on June 25th at select retailers and NewBalance.com. The retail price tag is set at $150 USD.
Release Date: June 25, 2021
UPDATE 6/4: New Balance confirms that Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002R “Water Be The Guide” releases June 25th for $150 USD.
The colorway is inspired by Arizona’s Havasu Falls waterfall and features a shearling “N” logo constructed in a mix of hairy suede, leather, and mesh on the upper.
In addition to the official release info, Bembury shared a promo video for the campaign below.
UPDATE 5/29: Salehe Bembury gives us a first look at his upcoming New Balance 2002R “Water Be The Guide” collab. Release details are currently unknown.