Legendary streetwear brand A Bathing Ape have teamed up with traditional Japanese footwear brand Regal to create a deck shoe.
Available in Olive, Beige and Navy, the deck shoe is made from premium suede with nice leather laces. It’s nice to see that BAPE haven’t gone too crazy on the design, which they often can do, sticking close to the traditional deck shoe and adding subtle branding where needed. With a Bapesta embossed on the side and an Ape Head on the insole, the branding couldn’t really be more minimal.
If this isn’t a clear enough sign that streetwear is smartening up with a focus on design and subtlety, then I don’t know what is.
The deck shoes will be dropping in the BAPE London store and the Europe online store on July 2nd for £175 each.