Following Kith's first fashion show, the New York lifestyle brand releases its latest collaboration, this time with Japanese streetwear pioneer A Bathing Ape. The centerpiece of this collection is a duo of two very special Bapestas, both of which have received a completely new execution thanks to Kith-founder Ronnie Fieg. For the first time in history, Fieg has created two Bapestas that have been handcrafted in Portugal. These two models include a triple white tumbled leather rendition and a sand-colored suede option, and feature exquisitely premium materials sourced from Italy. Asymmetrical co-branding can be seen on the heel tabs and leather footbeds, as one side bears Bapesta and the other Fiegsta, representing the unity of this collaboration. Both models sit atop carefully molded rubber sole units that mirrors yet elevates the Bapesta's original midsole. Each is offered in custom branded packaging and includes custom shoe trees.
The Kith x Bape Collection releases this Saturday, September 17th. Retail is $300 USD. Full lookbook and release info tomorrow on KithNYC.com.