Water Be The Guide | Second Salehe Bembury x New Balance 2002R Sneaker is On the Way

In 2020, Salehe Bembury received the FN Designer of the Year award and collaborated with multiple footwear brands. A particularly popular project in the past year was the New Balance 2002R “Peace Be The Journey” collection, and this year, they are once again working together on a second collection. The designer announced the collaboration on Instagram, which is dubbed the New Balance 2002R “Water Be The Guide.”

The ocean is the main inspiration behind the new collection’s design, with a teal shade that will remind you of a tropical island. It features leather and suede overlays in this shade, as well as matching laces and a bold interior lining. Continuing with the ocean theme, the mesh underlays are dusted coral, and the tongue and branded overlays on the heels and lower throat are a rustic orange shade. The mid-foot “N” logos are forest and neon green, while the midsoles are white with orange speckles. Finally, the treading finishes off the shoes with its bright teal color.

While we’ve not received the exact release date just yet, we expect New Balance and other select retailers to welcome this collection in the upcoming months.


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