Sneaker Hype: Is A Bape x New Balance 2002R Collaboration Dropping?

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UNITED STATES — After releasing a collaborative Adidas Originals Superstar collection last month, another sneaker collaboration from A Bathing Ape (Bape) could be releasing soon, according to an unverified sneaker social media site.

Instagram account @Newbalance_gallery shared images of the upcoming Bape x New Balance 2002R that will reportedly hit shelves soon. This will be a first-ever collab between the Japanese Streetwear label and the Boston, MA-based sportswear company and to kick off their partnership together appears to be two special iterations of the 2002R running shoe.

The first drop is dressed in a predominantly black color scheme with Bape’s signature green camo decorating the ankle collar and its shark teeth design wrapping around the heel counter. The stealthy execution is broken up with a sail N-ERGY-cushioned midsole and a black rubber outsole. The second make-up dons a subtle gray-based color scheme with the aforementioned camo print appearing again on the ankle portion of the shoe as well as on the toe box. Also seen in the series of images are co-branded boxes and tissue paper that will serve as the packaging for this collab.

Stay tuned to D.M. Fashion Book for more details.

Photos Credit: Instagram Reproduction

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