thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R and 2002R Release Again on August 19th

thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R and 2002R Release Again on August 19th

The blueprint for sneaker brands to reintroduce an archival model is no secret. In fact, it’s a fairly basic recipe; call in a notable collaborator to heighten the awareness of the silhouette’s reintroduction, then pepper the market with some flow-on general releases. It worked for the More Uptempo back in 2017 with Supreme, Virgil Abloh and countless Nike sneakers, and most recently, Joe Freshgoods and the New Balance 9060. Now the Boston-based brand will look to bring back another silhouette from the archives, enlisting the help of long-time collaborators from Korea, thisisneverthat.

Expected to be the first release in the silhouette’s rebirth, the thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R sees a return of the classic runner from 2009. Similar to other runners from the era, the pair boasts aggressive overlays set of sharp angles and metallic finishes. All of this rests atop a breathable mesh upper which was in vogue at the time. It appears, though, that New Balance has scrapped the forefoot NRG system, only enlisting it at the heel for the 2022 remake. It does, however, retain it’s signature Nlock lace system at the midfoot. Color-wise, the Korean streetwear kings have tacked on an aged-look aesthetic, with classic grey mesh complete with pre-dirtied particle, silver and navy overlays, and aged-look midsoles to add some throwback charm.


Grab a very first look at the thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R below, and expect to learn more about the snekaer’s release as we head deeper into the year. As always, keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.

Update 07.27.22 // In addition to the previously-previewed 1906R, thisisneverthat will also be releasing a collaborative New Balance 2002R, both of which are expected to arrive at select stockists and NewBalance.com in Europe on August 4th. Enjoy a detailed look at both sneakers here below.

Update 07.27.22 // A release for the thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R and 2002R has been confirmed for the US market, with New Balance USA confirming a release for both pairs on August 19th. If you’re planning on picking up either pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated New Balance Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.

thisisneverthat x New Balance 2002R

EU Release Date: August 4, 2022
US Release Date: August 19, 2022

Style Code: M1906RTI

Where to Buy:
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thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R

EU Release Date: August 4, 2022
US Release Date: August 19, 2022

Style Code: M1906RTI

Where to Buy:
New Balance @ 10 am ET
SSENSE Check Site
Mr Porter Check Site
LVR Check Site
StockX
GOAT
eBay




First Looks //



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