K-Swiss is rounding out our 50th Anniversary celebration with a special collaboration with Japanese street fashion label AAPE BY A BATHING APE®.
This limited edition collection is now available globally in select retailers, including Atmos (NYC), West (NYC), Urban Outfitters (NYC), Wish (Atlanta), DTLR (Baltimore) and Villa (Philadelphia). The collaboration brings the infamous ape-infused camouflage pattern to one of our most iconic silhouettes – the Classic 66.
The Classic 66 model was originally introduced in 1966 as one of the first leather tennis shoes debuted in the majors. This year we are bringing back this iconic silhouette with the same design of the original model: featuring the iconic five stripes, classic D-rings, unique three-piece toe design, and the original shield logo branding.
The all-over printed AAPE signature camouflage sets the tone of this Classic 66, along with the iconic AAPE BY A BATHING APE® branding on one of the stripes. Other design details include: the AAPE logo stamp on the heel counter, a woven tongue label, as well as a co-branded sock liner in camo print.
A BATHING APE®‘s creative concepts never cease to emerge. In the Spring of 2012, a brand new diffusion line AAPE BY A BATHING APE® was introduced. AAPE targets the young menswear market and aims to create a collection of simple, light and fashionable clothes for a new generation of forward-thinking men.
The K-Swiss x AAPE collaboration style is a perfect blend of the two brands’ DNA.
K•Swiss x AAPE is available for pre-order exclusively at AAPE Tmall Flagship from Oct 3, 2016. The official U.S. launch will be on Dec. 15, 2016 at key premium sneaker shops and retail stores throughout major cities, including Atmos (NYC), West (NYC), Urban Outfitters (NYC), Wish (Atlanta), DTLR (Baltimore) and Villa (Philadelphia), retailing for $140.
The collaboration will also be available at END in the UK as well as K-Swiss selected retails shop in Taiwan/Hong Kong/China and all AAPE retail shops in Asia.