A BATHING APE® BRINGS BACK BAPE STA™
CLASSICS AND UNVEIL NEW DESIGNS
BAPE STA™ HISTORY
First dropped in 2000, BAPE STA™ became an instant icon as the signature footwear of A BATHING APE®. The star-shaped “STA” logo sweeping along the sides and the vibrant collection of colourways and designs has been a defining feature of Japanese hip-hop streetwear over the last 20 years. With every new intriguing design, collectors and fashion leaders all over the world have been wrought with excitement. The unique style has also attracted the attention and involvement of international celebrities, including Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, and Pusha T to name a few.
BAPE STA™ 2021 LAUNCH
Spring 2021 sees BAPE STA™ bringing back designs that are reminiscent of the original models, but with elevated comfort and a modern edge. They come in the classic, timeless colors of Black, White, and Beige, delivering a clean, simple, and relaxed look. These upgraded models come with a new sole that shapes the shoe in a unique way to make each step feel that much lighter. Combined soft suede and premium leather materials means this new BAPE STA™ drop has an understated mood while simultaneously feeling luxurious and elegant. It seems like you just can’t look away as new and better BAPE STA™ just keep coming!
BAPE STA 93 HI
The BAPE STA 93 HI sees a unique supporting side cage set around luxurious leather, with the Light Grey / Black color way patterned in a faux crocodile skin design. The design has the rubber “93” badge around the side and the signature BAPE logo embroidered into the heel, like other shoes released this season. The monochrome palette of the Light Grey / Black model lends a sleek, modern feel to the design, while the warm, earthy tones of the Light Sand / Red Orange color way offers a touch more vibrancy.
BAPE SK8 STA
The BAPE SK8 STA sees the STA logo popping out in all 3 of the color ways, as the motifs are set against an opposite color and further enhanced with contrasting PVC or fine leather outlines. You can get this with a gorgeous gym Red set on Wheat, Forest Green combined with Dark Purple, or sharp Electric Yellow popping starkly in contrast to Black. They all come with adjustable lace holes, on an upper made of soft, comfortable suede, set on a gum sole, decorated with a rubber “93” badge and leather STA motif. And, of course, each comes with the signature BAPE® logo embroidered onto the back heel.
BAPE COURT STA
These low top BAPE COURT STA designs come in a more muted Mist Grey / Royal Purple color way, or the light and fresh Light Grey / Cream. The grey and purple design has a suede upper, while the grey and cream is done in leather, each hot pressed with the ABC CAMO pattern, and with the BAPE signature logo embroidered into the back heel of the midsole. Not only the pattern, but the unique use of tone-on-tone blocking and color contrasts really elevates this design into something as yet unseen in the BAPE STA™ collections.
BAPE BLOCK STA HI
Slick, sophisticated looks with a unique Velcro strap along the top characteristics the BAPE BLOCK STA HI designs. While the Black / Lime version provides some sharp, contrasting color blocking to stand out, the Light Grey / Dark Green color way provides a less intense palette. Regardless, both high tops provide a stand-out look, with the subtle integration of the “93” badge along the side, and BAPE logo embroidered in contrasting color along the midsole at the back heel.
The new collections of BAPE STA™ shoes will all drop on 6th February at BAPE STORE® and online – and if history is any indication, they’ll be taken up swiftly!
Selling Channels / Address
BAPE STORE® LOS ANGELES
8810 MELROSE AVENUE WEST HOLLYWOOD CA USA
BAPE STORE® NEW YORK MADISON AVENUE
650 MADISON AVE NEW YORK NY USA
+1 917 409 2601
BAPE STORE® MIAMI
137 NE 39th Street Miami FL USA