Australia-based sneaker publication Sneaker Freaker has linked up with New Balance once again to release the much-anticipated 997.5 “Tassie Tiger”.
Update: The Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 997.5 “Tassie Tiger” will be exclusively available at Limited Edt Vault (313@Somerset) on July 23th, at a retail price of S$279.
The last Tasmanian Tiger became extinct sometime during the 20th century, and it is this once-majestic animal that Sneaker Freaker referenced for the design of the “Tassie Tiger”.
Accordingto Sneaker Freaker, this blockbuster sneaker features “the blackest suede in the animal kingdom” at the mid-foot, contrasting the terracotta red suede on the upper. The kicks are also flanked by fang-like paintwork at the forefoot next to a multicolored, speckled midsole.
The Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 997.5 “Tassie Tiger” will be available online on July 16th.