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Sneakers April, 24 2012

Sneaker Freaker x Puma Bunyip

Named after a mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, Sneaker Freaker has been working for 3 years on the all new Bunyip low top sneaker. Based on the iconic Puma Dallas, the element of sport has been eliminated and replaced for a more casual look.

“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. We have to thank the craftsmen at PUMA’s factory for their input and finesse – the overall shape and quality is beyond sublime.

Three long years and 1000 emails later, we are proud to finally announce the Bunyip’s long-awaited release. After such a long gestation period, we prevaricated for a second, but just knew this shoe was too good not to see the light of day. If you get the chance to observe the Bunyip up close, in its natural habitat, only then will you appreciate the majestic splendour of this exotic creature.”

The sneaker will release in limited quantities in the Asia Pacific region and on the Sneaker Freaker website in the coming weeks.

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