Following on from its most recent collaboration with Converse, nonnative has now revealed a take on New Balance‘s trail running-inspired Fresh Foam Hierro silhouette. For this collaboration, nonnative has dressed the sneaker in a “Warm Gray” colorway, as well as naming the sneaker after the mole due to shared characteristics with the animal.

Additionally, the use of “Warm Gray” honors nonnatives signature beige scale color palette. Another key feature is the removal of the large “N” logo, which has been replaced by smaller “NB” logos to create a more subtle aesthetic.

nonnative has used GORE-TEX technology for the upper, keeping the sneaker breathable and waterproof, while TOE PROJECT — a thin layer of rubber around the toe-box — is used for protection. Elsewhere, the sneaker is constructed from a lightweight nylon mesh, whie the miidsole contains Fresh Foam X technology and a VIBRAM MEGA GRIP outsole provides extra traction.

The nonnative x New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro “Mole” is due to be released at stockists including COVERCHORD, BEAUTY&YOUTH and select New Balance Japan locations on November 21.

In other footwear news, New Balance Tokyo Design Studio has linked up with OVERCOAT for a new take on the R_C1300 sneaker.

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