As the sun gets brighter and the days grow longer, A BATHING APE is making sure that your sneaker game keeps up with the vibrancy of summer. The esteemed streetwear brand is launching not one, but two new scintillating colorways of the SK8 STA, taking inspiration from skateboarding culture and infusing it with a distinctive flair that’s true to BAPE.
A BATHING APE’s SK8 STA silhouette has deep roots in skateboarding culture, paying homage to some of the most cherished skate shoes in history. The design of these upcoming releases draws particular inspiration from iconic colorways — the “Kentucky” and “Panda”. This nod to the classics is blended with a distinct touch that sets the SK8 STA apart.
What instantly catches the eye is the shiny patent leather construction that gives both pairs a head-turning gloss. This material adds an air of luxury and boldness, perfect for those who love making a statement with their footwear.
Amidst the gleam of the patent leather, A BATHING APE's signature STA logo proudly adorns the sides, while the base of the upper showcases oversized text in a relatively subtle form. This juxtaposition creates a balance between the striking sheen of the patent leather and understated branding, speaking volumes about BAPE's ability to blend ostentation with minimalism effectively.
Grab a detailed look at both options below, and look for both of these tantalizing patent leather SK8 STAs available right now at select stores like Sneaker Politics.