Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002 drops this week

Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002 drops this week

The Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002, which drops on October 23, is inspired by Bembury’s love for hiking.

Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002

American footwear designer, Salehe Bembury and New Balance have collaborated to revive NB’s long-forgotten 2002 model. For this collaboration, Bembury channels his love for hiking and the great outdoors.

Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002

Inspired by canyons, the Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002 gets a textured, earthy colorway, comprised of orange hairy suede, red leathers and yellow meshes.

The technology within the kicks has remained untouched. It retains the N-ergy and Abzord midsole that provide ample support and cushioning. Good enough, should you actually decide to take a hike in these shoes.

Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002

The shoes will arrive in a box featuring an orange-tinged illustration of canyons, a hint at the outdoorsy inspired sneakers that the box contains.

Salehe Bembury’s New Balance 2002

Perhaps the hiking inspiration also becomes a metaphor for Bembury’s scaling of heights in the fashion world. He started out designing shoes for discount footwear chain, Payless, but has since gone on to design at Yeezy Gap and Cole Haan. Bembury is currently the Vice President of Sneakers & Mens Footwear at Versace.

Where to buy:
End Launches

All images: End Launches

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