Bape x Dr. Martens

Bape dive into the back catalogue of the footwear greats to bring us this new take on a vintage classic, the Dr Martens Saddle shoe.

Fresh colour ways and a Bape twist is brought to this vintage piece of footwear seeing it revived for the modern fashion trends presented to us in three different colour ways such as grey/burgundy, grey/black and grey/navy. This shoe features as part of the Bape URSUS range, here designed by long term collaborator with Bape ‘TET’ WTAPS  creative director.

The shoe itself it seems has been chosen to pay respect to the youth of the past that saw themselves as the trend setters of their time as well as a nod to todays trend setters by Bape and ‘TET’ choosing the shoe choice of the ‘Bobby Soxers’ of 50’s America. A group of teenagers known for setting trends at the time rocking letterman jackets and boasting an Ivy League look and lifestyle, matching this shoe to their outfits as many will now do with the forth coming increase of varsity jackets hitting our streets for 2011.

This is just a little preview as this will be dropping in January in Bape London (4 Upper James Street, London, W1F 9DG) and Bape online.

Jamie Szulc

One of three co-founders of THE DAILY STREET, Jamie specialises in menswear and is currently Footwear Account Manager at Fred Perry.

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