Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: the Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 “Tassie Devil” will not release through any retailers in North America. So if you want to get your hands on a pair of this purple and black goodness, you’ll have to try your luck with overseas connects or select online retailers. The name pays homage to the native Australian marsupial known as the Tasmanian Devil, while also giving a respectful nod to the Solebox series of New Balance “Devils.” (As the dog-like marsupial is facing extinction, a portion of the sales of the shoe will go to Save the Tasmanian Devil.) Finished with varying shades of purple, the shoe carries special design notes including triangular fangs on the midsole, transitioning into subtle speckling at the midfoot. A custom Sneaker Freaker sockliner finishes the look. The kicks drop March 16th at select New Balance stockists in Australia — including Sneaker Freaker’s web store (limited pairs) — and worldwide on March 30th, arriving at select retailers like size?.