April 24, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
We’ve seen plenty of animated and otherwise entirely fictional characters used to theme sneaker collaborations (Terry Bray, anyone?), but few have managed to capture the kind of local flavor reflected in this new teamup between Puma and Australia’s Sneaker Freaker magazine. SNKRFRKR took the Puma Dallas silhouette, ripped it apart, rebuilt with goat suede and a soft leather liner and the Puma Bunyip was born. Its name evokes images of an Aussie legend, the six-foot tall beast said to look something “like a walrus crossed with a dingo.” This is a design three years in the making and carries all the loving attention to detail as SF’s other collabos; are they the Outback sneaker mag’s best effort to date? Let us know when you click through to see more images and stick with Sneaker News for word on what looks like an Asia-Pacific exclusive release.