The Bapestas Kanye West sneaker was released in limited quantities back in December 2006 as a nod to Ye’s College Dropout album.
Before Kanye West had a deal with Nike and created his own Yeezy line with adidas, he had his hands in a bunch of sneaker projects that included brands like A Bathing Ape. One of the key features to this release is the College Dropout Bear displayed on the heel. Dressed in Brown tones with Red detailing throughout, the release also came with an extra pair of laces.
Check out the additional images below and let us know what you guys think of this Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bapestas “College Dropout” collaboration in the comments section. Was this one of the better or worse sneaker collabs from Kanye?
Release Date: December 2006