words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Caliroots provides a closer look at the upcoming Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 "Tassie Devil," releasing this month at select retailers. A shoe that made our New Balance Best of 2012 list without actually releasing in stores, the highly anticipated "Tassie Devil" will finally see the light of day after a series of delays. 

The creative purple, black and white colorway features both speckles and teeth on the midsole, and if that wasn't enough, a portion of the proceeds from the shoe will be donated to a campaign to save the endangered Tasmanian devil. 

The Sneaker Freaker x New Balance CM998SNF "Tassie Devil" drops in Australia on Saturday, March 16, followed by limited global release on March 30.