Back in 2013, Sneaker Freaker teamed up with New Balance to launch the 998 "Tassie Devil," and the two creative partners have finally reconvened for a thematic follow-up. This time around, the silhouette takes the form of the 997.5, a hybrid model that fuses the upper of the 997 and the midsole of the 998, adorned here with the triangular fangs of the now-extinct Tasmanian tiger. Details include a black and terracotta suede upper, accented with apricot pops, 3M charcoal stripes and salt and pepper speckling on the midsole. The kicks will be available July 16th at sneakerfreaker.com, preceded by an in-store launch with friends-and-family packaging on July 15.
Release Date: 7/16/16 (Saturday)