New Balance continues to hit the right notes throughout this year, now gearing up to release three fresh colourways of the 2002R model—New Balance 2002R 'Core Pack'

The New Balance 2002 model originally arrived in 2010 as the successor to the New Balance 2001 under the ‘Made in USA’ branch.


A decade later, the2002R started picking up its pace through 2021, with collabs from Salehe Bembury and the highly sought-after "Protection Pack," as well as some of the hottest general releases.

The 2002—now with an R suffix—under NB’s lifestyle category—arrives with few updates that have been made; notably, the 860v2’s midsole, the original model’s exposed forefoot N-Ergy has now been either swapped out or encased in ABZORB foam. The upper has remained largely unchanged, with luxurious nubuck and leather overlays atop a supple durable mesh.

The New Balance 2002 “Core Pack”

The 2002 “Core Pack” is inspired by classic 2000s running shoe designs and enhanced with modern updates, the New Balance 2002R sneaker brings enduring style to “Style seeker” everyday wardrobe. The model utilizes premium suedes and mesh materials mixed with flawless style and comfort. SBS Abzorb and Abzorb cushioning plus N-ergy and Stability Web outsole technologies give your feet the push they need to power through each day.

The New Balance 2002 "Core Pack" consists of three monochromatic colourwways Eclipse (Navy), Rust Oxide and Calm Taupe (Cream).


The New Balance 2002R 'Core Pack' will release on Friday, 30 September 2022 at:

New Balance Experience stores (Mall of Africa and Canal Walk ) 9AM.

 Online 9AM


Archive stores


The retail price is set at R2799 each.



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