Laced Up: Kanye West A Bathing Ape Bapesta


Often spotted in an ape print camouflage hoodie, with a Louis Vuitton backpack and some shutter shades, West’s signature style was instantly recognizable. In his earlier years, Kanye West’s love of all things Bape was pretty wild. He became close friends with A Bathing Ape founder, Nigo, meaning he had the chance to work on a shoe in 2007.

The A Bathing Ape Bapesta Kanye West, featuring Kanye’s classic bear graphic, the shoe was an homage to Kanye’s College Dropout album. Using the same brown, tan and orange as found on the album’s artwork, this Bapesta became an instant hit. The shoe is hard to come by nowadays meaning they are somewhat of a grail.

Check out the additional images below and let us know what you guys think of this Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bapestas “College Dropout” collaboration. Was this one of the better or worse sneaker collabs from Kanye?