You can always count on high-profile Japanese sneaker collabs to cause buzz among the fashionable crowd. And we can understand the hype. Almost every drop features a new covetable design or a fresh take on a classic silhouette. Want to add a new pair to your rotation? Check out these five pieces that will surely captivate your street style-loving heart.
BAPE x Vans Collection
BAPE, a Japanese streetwear fashion brand founded by designer Nigo, joined forces with Vans to refresh two iconic silhouettes: Sk8-Hi 38 DX and Authentic 44 DX. The former retained all signature details including the quilted counter and denim-like upper, both of which are now dressed in BAPE’s monochromatic version of the ABC camouflage outline. On the other hand, Authentic 44 DX’s new look sports the original green-toned camo pattern. These picks are great for upgrading your casual outfits without going over the top.
Skechers x kansaïyamamoto
This Skechers x kansaïyamamoto collaboration featuring Skechers Max Cushioning Premier is released posthumously, a year after legendary designer Kansai Yamamoto has passed. Even so, these shoes still bear the same flamboyant yet sleek look of Yamamoto’s creations. Inspired by the dynamic performing art of Kabuki, the piece showcases vibrant shades that are reminiscent of the bold costumes worn by actors on stage. You can definitely take your dramatic looks to the next level with these.