Having looked to its home city of Tokyo for its last New Balance collaboration, atmos has recently unveiled a 2002R inspired by the desert.
Dubbed “Oasis,” the upcoming sneaker dresses up in a series of premium materials – suede, nubuck, mesh – clad in beige, brown and grey tones to express the mystery of the desert. Most of the mid-foot panels opt for earth tones reminiscent of the aforementioned arid landscape, while panels at the toe and heel of the New Balance 2002R opt for heritage-friendly greys. The profile “N” logos, however, deviate from their muted surroundings in a bright blue hue that perfectly captures the oasis theme; beam-like cushioning underfoot from the 860v2 follows suit. Lastly, the remaining components across the sole unit keep things simple and on theme, with New Balance Running-informed traction donning a brown finish.
Enjoy campaign imagery of the pair ahead, and find the pair dropping at some atmos stores and atmos online come Friday, October 28th.
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