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Bape Black Teams Up With Reebok For A Grey-Dressed Electrolyte 97

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Ever since NIGO left his famed streetwear imprint A Bathing Ape, the brand has taken many different directions into product categories seemingly incongruous, but despite this, it still lies as one of the most important figureheads within the culture — their releases still selling out and their signature camo print still a steadfast icon. A product of its new leadership, the umbrella has also continued to add on distinct diffusions — a total number that rivals that of Rei Kawakubo’s own CDG institution — and one of their newest, Bape Black, is now fostering a relationship with Reebok as they reintroduce the Electrolyte 97 in a seemingly surprising grey-dressed colorway. The sub, built on the color black as referenced by its namesake, seems to be taking a quick break from the dark shade, preferring only to use it along the midsole’s heel, the vector logo darkening with it. Elsewhere, quality-evoking suede constructions outfit the rest of the upper, mixing in mesh just underneath complete with subtle line work printed atop. The classic Bape-Sta logo hit can be found embossed onto the forefoot panelling with many more cobranded hits likely hiding along the tongue and/or the insole. Grab a first look at the collaboration right here and expect more word on its official release very soon.

Source: @leoneski