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The History of Bape Shoes

  • Tuesday, 07 February 2023
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Japan in the 1990s can be said to be the beginning of Asian trend culture. Fujiwara Hiroshi, Nigo, Takahashi Shield, Nishiyama Toru and others have been active in Harajuku frequently, bringing foreign trend elements into Japan and setting up their own brands, Neighborhood, Forty Percent Against Rights, Bape, etc. How these brands develop, which is closely related to NOWHERE, the store jointly opened by Nigo and Takahashi.

NOWHERE's stores are located in the area from Harajuku to Aoyama, which was originally a gathering place for men's clothing and boutique shops. Therefore, NOWHERE, which focuses on the young trend, has become a promoter in this field. NOWHERE's selections include old American tooling brands (such as Ben Davis), as well as Undercover, FPAR, AFFA and a number of emerging Japanese brands.

Therefore, at that time, a group of people who were not "big men" supported each other, and then there was the golden age of the Japanese tide, it wasn't long before Nigo decided to start his own brand. After A Bathing Ape Bape SK8 Sta White Silver Top Quality studied a lot of relevant video materials, the concept of A Bathing Ape was born and entered the sight of young people. At the same time, the column "Last Orgy 3" jointly presented by Nigo and Takahashi Dun in "Asayan" magazine is also the best choice for promotion in the age of underdeveloped Internet.

Two years after the founding of Fake Bape Shoes, “Bape Camo”, which is still sought by many people, came out. The bright colors of the street are combined with the camouflage of the tooling, and the camouflage pattern has added pop art elements, making it a Fake Bape Shoes logo. In addition, Bape has also begun to cooperate with American trend veterans such as Stussy. Coupled with the insistence on quality and the scarcity of goods, Bape's reputation began to rise. Not to mention Kimura Takuya's upper body. (Limited sales Nigo teacher has been playing for a long time, only 50 pieces of Tee are made, 30 pieces are given to employees, and 20 pieces are for sale)

In addition to Kimura Takuya's upper body, the support of foreign stars is also the reason why Bape has successfully entered the international market. At the beginning of the millennium, Nigo and Pharrell Williams met through a jeweler, and Bape's style was beloved by Pharrell Williams, starting a star upper body craze led by Pharrell Williams.

By this time, Bape has already sprouted in Japan, causing a boom in Japan, and then developing in the United States. Since Japanese brands have less shipments in the United States, Bape's boom has become even stronger from stockx snk.

In conclusion, the mutual assistance between Japanese brands + the upper body of Japanese stars + the support of Fei Dong and European and American rappers + trendy design + hunger marketing, Bape has become an iconic Japanese trend brand since the 1990s.

Today I mainly introduce A Bathing Ape Bape Sta Low Black Top Quality. From the shoe design, we can see that the black part of the shoe is made of patent leather, and the white part is made of cow leather. The black and white color scheme is timeless and easy to fall in love with. The patent leather material makes the whole shoe look advanced and resistant to dirt. The cow leather is hard but the texture is very thin. The iconic meteor Swoosh on the side of the shoe is connected to the double-layer design of the tail. The classic ape head LOGO is printed on the side of the heel. The silver shoelace buckle on the front of the shoelace is also a classic ape head design. It is really high recommended for daily outfits. 

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