February 4, 2010 BY Sneaker News
In 2003, sneaker culture was maturing along with the growth of sneaker websites. Information and news on the latest in sneakers were hard to come by, with just a small handful of sources. Among them were Being Hunted, Crooked Tongues, RTHQ, Fatlace, Fixins and Niketalk. Sneaker boutiques didn’t have blogs and most didn’t even have a website, so most sneakerheads turned to Niketalk to find and share news. LeBron James was set to play his first game in November of that year, sneaker releases were generally unannounced, collaborations were rare, Mark Smith started lasering images onto sneakers, and a little known site called Freshness slowly infiltrated New York and the rest of the world covering sneakers, toys and streetwear.
That same year, A Bathing Ape and adidas did a surprising collaboration together and released two styles in three colorways each and limited them to 500 pairs each. The most sought after release is the above Bape Camo adidas x A Bathing Aple Super Ape Star, the other style being the Super Ape Skate.