Two years after their first collaboration on a New Balance 2002R, N.HOOLYWOOD, the label of Japanese designer Daisuke Obana, and the Taiwanese store INVINCIBLE have once again come together around the same silhouette, this time to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Jimmy Wu’s famous shop.
The new collaboration of the trio, N.HOOLYWOOD, INVINCIBLE and New Balance, comes just a few weeks after the drop of their second collaboration, on the New Balance 1906R. Also called the “Blue Moon”, in reference to the rare astronomical phenomenon of the Blue Moon, a full moon that appears only every few years, the 2002R GTX “Blue Moon” is constructed of both smooth and shaggy, premium suede, reinforced with a GORE-TEX membrane, signaled by the embroidered GORE-TEX branding on the mudguar and a label at the ankles, to be completely waterproof.
In a nod to the astronomical phenomenon, the smooth, shaggy suede inserts take on a dark navy blue hue, in contrast to the slightly lighter blue mesh base and collar. An azure blue on the front of the shoe and on the tongue adds a bright touch to the design. Collaboration-specific insignia and Daisuke Obana’s N.HOOLYWOOD brand signature were printed on the tongue while additional logo branding on the heel and the four included lace-up options finalize the silhouette design.
To complement the 2002R, N.HOOLYWOOD, INVINCIBLE and New Balance also created a collaborative apparel line, which includes an anorak jacket, crew neck sweatshirt, sweatpants and t-shirt.
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The N.HOOLYWOOD x INVINCIBLE x New Balance 2002R “Blue Moon” is scheduled to be released on November 3 in Japan at N.HOOLYWOOD outlets, on November 5 at INVINCIBLE stores and overseas via a raffle system organized on the INVINCIBLE website. The lottery draw is now open and will continue until November 2.
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