Patent leather is at the very core of the Bape Sta appeal. In the early 2000s, Nigo’s label produced its controversial sneaker in an unhinged assortment of colorways, with the glossy finish adding more to the lovable gaudy effect. Simply put, if you were messing with Bapes in that era, chances are you had patent leather on your feet.
A Bathing Ape is returning to those roots for its upcoming batch of Bape Stas, incorporating that flashy look in white against a calf-leather color pairing. Available in black, red, and grey, the Bape Sta maintains that timeless streetwear look with the gorilla head on the heels and metallic lace dubrae. Whether you prefer this classy look or an updated execution like the Oversized Bape Sta, the Japanese streetwear brand is clearly looking to increase its product offerings in 2024.
This latest set of Bape Sta colorways will be available this Saturday, February 3rd as part of the brand’s weekly drop schedule; each pair will be priced at $299.