The AAPE Potential SS draws inspiration from the Shadow Spirit motorcycle and the Japanese martial art Kendo. Made of sock-like knit and a mid-ankle cut, high fashion influence is also evident. Stretchy straps crisscross the midfoot of the olive green upper, then a final strap, complete with exaggerated branding, secures the foot in place. A heel pull allows easy on and off and the shoe is finished with a cream-colored sole. An offshoot of BAPE, AAPE has grown an avid fan base by selling affordable menswear, including footwear, apparel, and underwear.