Working together with Sneaker Freaker, the Puma shoe that has taken three years in the making is now complete and initial pictures have been unveiled. Creating a brand new model, the shoe has been named the Bunyip after a creature from aboriginal mythology.
It takes inspiration from various other Puma models, however the Bunyip stands alone when compared to the rest of the shoe market. As you'd expect when working with Sneaker Freaker; a respected publication that has existed for over a decade, the result is impeccable.
"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.
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."
This sneaker will be available in very limited quantities, dropping first in Asia and available online through the Sneaker Freaker website in the coming weeks.