The AAPE Awakening EX, short for Element X, is inspired by machine block movement. Also reminiscent of Balenciaga's Speed Trainer, high-fashion influence is evident. This high-top streetwear pair is constructed of a multi-colored open-knit weave and black utilitarian straps that are secured with a buckle. The strap features an ape's face as well as large AAPE+ branding in white. More branding is found on the lateral portion of the midsole and the shoe sits on a white sole.