AAPE, a BAPE offshoot project, is back at it again. Collaborating with the sportswear brand K-Swiss, who is Celebrating their 50th anniversary, they have recreated the Classic ‘66 tennis shoe that was first renowned in professional tennis tournaments in 1966.
They are to be released December 15th for $140 in boutiques all over the country, and are easily recognizable due to K-Swiss’s classic five stripe banding and the iconic BAPE camo. It also has the original shield logo and a three piece toe design.
According to Kicks on Fire, BAPE isn’t the only one K-Swiss has been working with to celebrate their 50 years of success. They first connected with the well known designer Takeo Kikuchi who was the influence for the white soles. Following Kikuchi, K-Swiss teamed up with Journal Standard to bring blue suede to the Classic ‘66. They also partnered with SHIPS and Urban Research Doors to create a few other alterations.
Keep your eyes peeled on www.endclothing.com/us/ and other retailers for this release later in the week.