Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bape Soda

Bape is probably my least favorite brand. They based their brand on making 200 doolally knock-offs of NIKE AF1s. I find them derivative and uninspired. They also are responsible for the current trend in over the top color and use of patent leather.
These latest shoes are based off orange and grape Fanta soda. Now these shoes are primarily popular in "urban"areas and were originally popularized by hip hop producer Farrell Williams. I find the reinforcement of racial stereotypes too obvious not to say anything about. I think this design choose is thoroughly gauche. What's next KFC colors? May I suggest sneakers and clothing based off of food stamps?