A hallmark of Japanese streetwear, BAPE — even with the leaving of renowned designer NIGO — continues to maintain influence over the entire market at large. While Shark hoodies and their iconic camo prints have slowly faded out of the popular eye, it’s their classic bits of footwear done in homage that retain notoriety. Once taking the world by storm thanks to their iconic Air Force 1 rehash, the imprint is geared once more to dish out a retake of the Skullsta, a striking shell toe creation that harks to the appearance of the adidas’ Superstar. Building up momentum slow and steady, the label is bringing to light two neutral colorways: one a smooth leather canvas of white with black accents and the other a reverse. Yellowed soles connect on both, adding in a vintage finish that older pairs of since taken on naturally, while star logos at the side and subtle facial features at the toe bring the model into a light of its own. Grab a detailed look at them right here and find pairs going live October 5th.
A Bathing Ape Skullsta
Release Date: October 5th, 2019