Officially launching this Saturday night, here’s a first look at the new collab from sneaker culture stalwart Sneaker Freaker and Puma. Coined The Bunyip after the creature from aboriginal mythology the show is based on the Puma Dallas with a few key differences.
“When PUMA asked us to work on a project, we couldn’t resist the call of the Bunyip. After some wild ideas and false starts, we totally dismantled their Dallas model and radically reconstructed it to our own specs. Firstly, the element of sport has been eliminated, replaced with a leather midsole, much like a dress shoe. We also added a crepe rubber sole and topped it all off with premium ‘thick-cut’ goat suede. Lined with the softest natural leather in the animal kingdom, the Bunyip is an upmarket offering that can be worn year-round with or without socks.”
Definitely a nice colourway for Autumn/Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, the limited release will be available throughout the Asia Pacific and the SF website in a couple of weeks.
Speaking of Puma, be sure not to miss the Ricky Powell slideshow that they’re presenting tonight as a part of CARBON Festival. Sneaker Freaker as also holding an epic swapmeet at Fed Square on Sunday for the fest too.