Tassie Tiger
Sneakers Published: July 13, 2016 Updated: July 19, 2016  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 997.5 “Tassie Tiger”

Australia-based sneaker publication Sneaker Freaker has linked up with New Balance once again to release the much-anticipated 997.5 “Tassie Tiger”.

A follow-up to 2013’s “Tassie Devil”, the Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 997.5 “Tassie Tiger” draws inspiration from a marsupial that was once indigenous to Australia.

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”.

According to 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.

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