Designer Salehe Bembury’s “Peace Be the Journey” New Balance 2002R was one of the standout releases during a huge year for the brand in 2020, and it looks like the two will soon revisit the model with a new theme.
Bembury previewed today a previously unseen New Balance 2002R in a new colorway. While only a portion of the heel can be seen, this iteration replaces the orange suede used on the “Peace be the Journey” with a teal color accented by neon green. Like their previous collaboration, this 2002R features a fingerprint-like pattern at its heel cutout along with a splatter print on the rear midsole.
The teaser photo is captioned “Water,” which could be indicative of the story being told this time around. As of now, there is no release information for this Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002R, but readers can expect to learn more soon.
UPDATE (06/04): New Balance confirms that Salehe Bembury’s next 2002R collab, officially titled “Water Be the Guide,” will release on June 25 for a retail price of $150.
This colorway is inspired by Arizona’s Havasu Falls waterfall and makes use of unique details such as a shearling “N” logo and a combination of hairy suede, leather, and mesh on the upper.
Along with the release date announcement, Bembury shared a promo video for the campaign which readers can view below.