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DTLR x New Balance 2002R “Purple Noir” | Release date and price

New Balance and DTLR are no strangers to collaborations. Previous collaborative efforts include silhouettes such as the 9060 in “Cyan Burst” and “Fire Sign,” the 990v4 in “Festive” and “Wild Style 2.0,” the 990v3 in “GR3YSCALE,” and the 2002R in “Lovers Only.” This time they are back with another installment of 2002R in “Purple Noir”.

The exclusive DTLR pair boasts a refined mix of materials and colors. Luxurious black suede and soft gray nubuck combine with a durable gray mesh base to create a visually interesting and solid construction.

But what stands out the most are the Purple Noir accents, reminiscent of the iconic “Eggplant” colorway seen on Nike sneakers like the LeBron 4 “Eggplant.” These iridescent purple accents adorn the tongue, midfoot and heel overlay, giving the shoe its nickname.

Neon green accents, tongue lining, vamp and “2002R” branding on the side add another layer of boldness. Finished with a clean white foam midsole with neon green near the heel and a contrasting gray rubber outsole for durability and traction.

The New Balance 2002R “Purple Noir” will be available exclusively at DTLR retail stores on May 17, 2024. They will be available in adult sizes for $165, elementary school sizes for $105 and preschool sizes for $95 . Keep it locked to SNKRDUNK Magazine for further updates as they stream.

Sources: Sole Retriever, Sneaker Bar Detroit

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