The AAPE Potential SS is inspired by high-fashion footwear. The design incorporates elements of motorcycle riding ("SS" stands for a Shadow Spirit motorcycle) and the Japanese martial art Kendo. The shoe hits the middle of the ankle and contains a sock-like knit for a comfortable fit. Stretchy straps criss cross the midfoot, then a final strap, complete with exaggerated branding, secures the foot in place. A heel pull allows easy on and off of the black-and-white shoe. An offshoot of BAPE, AAPE has grown an avid fan base by selling affordable menswear.