Taking its playful designs and pop culture inspirations, AAPE, the little sister of A BATHING APE, has teamed up with longtime collaborator Dr. Martens for the first time to reinvent the classic 1461 shoe.
Since its founding in 2012, AAPE By A Bathing Ape – or AAPE as it’s more commonly known – has been targeting a new generation of followers, forging its own identity and style language through playful yet bold patterns and pop culture inspirations.
Following in the footsteps of its big sister, AAPE has partnered with Dr. Martens for the first time to rework the latter’s timeless 1461 3-eyelet silhouette in variations of black and olive green.
Crafted from Dr. Martens’ signature smooth leather, the collaborative offering is adorned with an embossed vamp featuring AAPE’s Moonface logo and the text “SOMEWHERE IN THE AAPE UNIVERSE.” The shoe is completed with a back strap with the text “AAPE UNVS“, recognizable yellow stitching, a heel mouth proudly displaying DM’s history and a special two-tone AAPE tag. A hidden Moonface logo on the cushioned sole finalizes the design.
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These two Dr. Martens x AAPE will be released on September 16 at drmartens.com, AAPE stores and select partners.