Brand: BEAMS x New Balance

Model: 2002R GTX

Release Date: February 4

Price: ¥25,300 (approx. $196)

Buy: Online at BEAMS

Editor's Notes: Caution, bold statement ahead. BEAMS can do no wrong. Whether it's called upon to remix a beloved or even lesser-known sneaker or tasked with refreshing apparel lines with its distinct taste for statement looks, it always steps up to the plate and delivers with complete finesse.

That's the beauty of BEAMS; it executes at its peak. Always.

Where its endeavors in sneakers are concerned, it keeps a diverse catalog that includes a series of ASICS team-ups, KEEN, borderline destroyed PUMAs, and a pretty neat line-up of New Balance.

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One thing that several of BEAMS' sneaker collaborations have in common is a taste for the post-apocalyptic. No, seriously, more than a few of its releases look like they've come from a distant future ravaged by Skynet.

The latest look offered up by NB and BEAMS adds to the growing arsenal of GORE-TEX 2002Rs – because weatherproofing is a post-apocalyptic essential.

Taking on an aesthetic best described as a classic 990s evil counterpart, this deep grey suede-wrapped sneaker is monochromatic, save for a sole touch of blue that fills the iconic "N" branding.

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