Building a legacy usually takes decades, that is unless you’re the New Balance 2002R ‘Protection Pack’ or ‘Refined Future’ as it’s actually named. In just a few short years, this collection has quickly become one of the most sought-after and celebrated that sneaker culture has ever seen, and for good reason. This new entry in the series comes to life with a cream-ripstop mesh base overlayed with hacked swatches of lush off-white suede and a cream leather lattice. Hiking-inspired laces track the premium leather tongue while cut-out detailing pops around the heel tab. Framed ‘N’ logos hit the laterals before we drop into a full-length ABZORB midsole layered above an SBS Heel insert.