If you ask any sneakerhead what the best New Balance collaboration is, chances are they'd bring up something by JJJJound. From the 990v3 to the 991, the social-media-moodboard-turned-global-fashion-label has taken on quite a few NB silhouettes in the past, and now, it looks like it'll be taking on another one with the upcoming JJJJound x New Balance 2002R "Blue."
Teased via Instagram, the Montreal-based streetwear label's first take on the 2002R is exactly what you'd expect. Working on top of a grey mesh base, it's overlaid by panels of leather and suede in various shades of blue. The legendary "N" logo is stitched across the lateral and medial sidewalls in a slick black hue, and JJJJound's iconic marque is stamped on the tongues, just to remind you that this isn't any old 2002R.
Underfoot, you'll find an all-white ABZORB midsole. This is infused with N-ERGY tech for the perfect balance of comfort and cushioning. All of this is then packed in a special edition shoebox that all the ffffans will love.
Set to drop sometime this autumn or winter, the JJJJound x New Balance 2002R "Blue" is a must-cop. Make sure you keep it locked at The Edit LDN for your best chance to secure your size, and in related news, the Kith x New Balance 1700 collection pays tribute to Toronto.