The K-Swiss x AAPE Collab Gives An OG Tennis Shoe The BAPE Camo Treatment - The Drop Date

The K-Swiss x AAPE Collab Gives An OG Tennis Shoe The BAPE Camo Treatment

2016-12-15T00:53:18

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To help it celebrate its 50th anniversary, the K-SWISS X AAPE collaboration sees the BAPE offshoot team up with the Californian brand with the five stripes.

The two brands have teamed up to apply BAPE’s signature ape-infused camouflage pattern to K-Swiss’ most popular silhouette, the Classic ’66. The camo is offset by white details and accents. The brand’s familiar and distinctive five stripes branding is there, as well as its D-rings, unique three-piece toe design – originally created to support the lateral movements involved in tennis – and the original shield logo branding. Apart from the camo print, AAPE contributes its logo on the tongue and heels, as well as ‘AAPE BY A BATHING APE’ text printed on one of the stripes. K-Swiss has been marking its half century of existence all through 2016 with a number of high-profile collaborations. In The Drop Date’s opinion, this joint effort with AAPE is easily the pick of the bunch.

The Classic ’66 was one of the first leather tennis shoes to ever be worn in a major tournament and this year’s retro is the result of detailed research to ensure that the brand achieved the closest possible stitch-for-stitch replica of the original specification.

The K-SWISS X AAPE will drop on THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER and will be available at a number of stockists, including END., who you can check via the banner below.

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