words // Zack Schlemmer

Australia's Sneaker Freaker magazine continues their 10th anniversary with a New Balance collaboration for the classic 998 running shoe.  Their version of the shoe labeled the "Tassie Devil" consists of black and a variety of purple suedes on the upper and a "toothed" midsole, topped off with black speckles.

To make the deal even sweeter, a portion of the proceeds from the shoe will go to helping the endangered Tasmanian Devils:

Proudly named after our native Australian marsupial the Tasmanian Devil, it’s a sad fact that the chunky little carnivorous critters are suffering from an epidemic of facial tumour disease that threatens their existence. Some estimates suggest up to 50% of the wild population has perished. To that end, we will be making a healthy donation to the campaign to save these unique animals. For more info go to tassiedevil.com.au.

No release date has been announced yet, but stay tuned for more info on this anticipated Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 release.