Last updated: November 21, 2017
When discussing Kanye West in 2007, most should recall his date with destiny – the fight of his then young career against the rap-career-killer 50 Cent. While that moment (and his underdog victory) was certainly the producer-rapper's most iconic moment of the year, one could debate that his most fashionable feat occurred months before that fateful September day, with the unveiling of a College Dropout-inspired A Bathing Ape Bape Sta.
West, no stranger to BAPE apparel and accessories, actually released his first shoe collab with the Japanese brand via a limited run that released December 2006. He would be spotted wearing the shoes throughout the year in the same era that he influenced the world to wear shutter shades.
The Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bape Sta featured premium tumbled leather on the mudguard and heel in a chocolate brown, while smooth leather in cream color the toe box, mid-panel, BAPE logo branding on the side, and upper heel. A burnt red accents the lace placket, as well as the outsole and inner lining. But the most recognizable aspect of the shoe is the placement of the College Dropout Bear mascot on the lateral side of the shoe.
Stadium Goods Link: Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bape Sta
Style: 0607FS 001
Release Date: December 2006