It’s the 60th anniversary of our 1460 boot. Six decades of self-expression, six eras of subcultures and sixty years of empowering our wearers. A lot has changed over the years. But one thing has remained the same. The 1460 boot.
To celebrate, we’ve partnered with 12 designers for a series of one-off, limited edition 1460 boots. One boot a month, every month, throughout 2020. And we’re starting with A Bathing Ape®.
Founded in Tokyo, Japan, BAPE®️’s roots originated in the Harajuku scene of the early 90s. Both name ‘A Bathing Ape®️’ and their primate-heavy aesthetic are a play on the Japanese phrase for the complacent overindulgence ‘a bathing ape in lukewarm water’. BAPE®’s elusive, impossible-to-come-by beginnings gave the brand a cult status that’s still envied by streetwear brands today.
The signature ‘BAPE®️ 1st Camo’, shark graphic and BAPESTA™️ sneaker logo along with many other iconic motifs started to establish notoriety within die-hard streetwear circles. BAPE®️ had penetrated the hip hop scene and was seen on artists like Pharell and Kid Cudi.
BAPE®’s concept behind their 1460 rework was to merge the identities of both brands. Fusing BAPE®’s iconic 1st Camo pattern, original tags and BAPE®’s coveted BAPESTA™ logo with the classic 1460 silhouette, BAPE®’S underground lineage is the perfect parallel for our long history of alternative spirit.
This special edition 8-eye boot features a black Smooth leather front, contrasting with a green BAPE® camo upper. The infamous BAPESTA™ logo cuts through the midsection of the boot, with a yellow BAPE® head logo adding a finishing detail to the heel-loop.
Check out what goes down behind the scenes and behind the design.