Leave it to a world renowned running brand to go the extra mile, as it were, as New Balance marks the Lunar New Year by applying their devotion to quality and attention to detail to a celebratory, Year of the Ox edition of the 2002R.
With its curvy, streamlined silhouette, cut out overlay upper construction, and ABZORB cushioning/N-ergy outsole combination, this 2010 entry into the legendary 1000 series of running shoes is a sleek expression of classic New Balance heritage. New Balance’s Year of the Ox concept is inspired by qualities traditionally associated with the ox: intelligence, modesty, industriousness, and endurance, along with the rationalism of Mohist philosophy, and traditional agricultural frugality.
Four colorways of the 2002R are rendered in the quiet elegance of tonal suede, and represent, respectively, ‘plough,’ ‘weed,’ ‘harvest,’ and ‘store,’ with each aspect of farming embodying a different, corresponding New Balance quality: craftsmanship, a rejection of superfluous embellishment, heritage, and a non-boastful pride in their own work.
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