ALMOND, a Japanese underwear brand, has a history of creating collaborations with New Balance that dates back quite a few years. For this latest venture though ALMOND brings a new face to the world of sneaker collaborations, taping LA’s Ron Herman boutique to help toss around some ideas. Deciding upon the New Balance H574J as the base model for the project, the trio created a patriotic hiking boot which consists of Navy suede on the front and mid section of the upper and bold graphics of the American flag around the heel. Accents of White work their way into the toe-box and the trim around the Grey New Balance logo, while both colors combined to split the midsole. The Fourth of July may be over and done with but it’s never to late to show some pride for your country.