thisisneverthat New Balance 1906R Release Info
In 2020, New Balance released the 2002R to huge acclaim, teaming up with names like thisisneverthat to help welcome the silhouette into the fold. Two years later, the shoe brand reunited with the Korean streetwear label to do at 1906 what they did at OG 2002 in 2010.
Before giving it its “R,” the 2002 was a high-end lifestyle silhouette that debuted in 2010. At a relatively hefty $250, the shoe offered Made in USA construction and the sole unit of the 1906, which was one of New Balance’s flagship runners at the time. When the 2002 was brought back a decade later, the brand opted for a new, more affordable price along with a host of design changes, including but not limited to the use of tooling from the 860v2 .
Here thisisneverthat and New Balance effectively flip the script, now affixing the 860v2 sole to the 1906’s upper. ‘origin; the colorway also nods to past offerings, with hits of gray and navy appearing in the upper’s panels. Elsewhere, however, yellowed soles add a vintage touch, while newly threaded laces add a more contemporary touch.
For a closer look at the latest thisisneverthat x New Balance, see below. For the moment, no release date has been announced, but we should know more very soon.