Close Out Your Ballpark Fit With The New Balance 2002R “Infield Clay”

A bright orange makeover for the steady NB staple.

Close Out Your Ballpark Fit With The New Balance 2002R “Infield Clay”

Though possibly surpassed in terms of pure hype by the New Balance 550 and New Balance 9060, there still aren’t many silhouettes on the market that can box out the New Balance 2002R in terms of pure lifestyle appeal & comfort. Trademark NB neutrals continue to mark the model in successive editions, but there’s a growing movement of flashy looks creeping up. Keeping up that trend, it doesn’t get more expressive than the latest look, the New Balance 2002R “Infield Clay.”

It’s a sprightly mix of “Copper” and the titular clay coloring that results in a comprehensively orange outfit here. The rock solid mix of suede, leather and mesh lives on unaltered, meaning that compositionally, this pair doesn’t stray far from the 2002R’s norm, even as it visually goes experimental. As the summer brightens up everyone’s wardrobe, few pairs in the NB catalog demonstrate this blend of eye-catching energy and dependable style. And as we get into the heat of the baseball season, Giants, Orioles, Marlins and Mets fans should all take a close look at this pair for a perfect complement to any stadium gear.

The New Balance 2002R is now available for $145 via New Balance- hit the “Where To Buy” section below to land right on the product page.

Shifting to Teddy Santis’ work with the brand, the New Balance MADE in USA Summer ’24 collection nears its end with the New Balance 993 “Sea Salt.”


New Balance 2002R

RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2024

US 05/24/2024 Friday

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