Model: Awakening EX and Potential SS
Key Features: Sock-like designs, knit uppers, ankle strap on the high-top model, midfoot strap on the low-top model, white midsoles, heel pull, AAPE+ branding.
Release Date: May 17
Price: Approximately $153 (Awakening EX) and approximately $127 (Potential SS)
Buy: Shanghai Sneaker Con
Editor’s Notes: Just last year AAPE by A Bathing Ape introduced its performance-driven AAPE+ line. Now as we are into the warm weather season, AAPE+ debuts two new sneakers as a part of the brand's SS19 collection.
Both the high-top Awakening EX and the low-top Potential SS draw from the sock-like sneaker trend, as each silhouette boasts a sock-like collar. From there, the Awakening EX welcomes an ankle strap, while the Potential SS features a strap at the midfoot. The knit kicks then boast heel pulls for easy on and off and AAPE+ branding on the aforementioned straps.
Offered in multiple colorways, AAPE+'s SS19 Awakening EX and Potential SS are scheduled to launch May 17 to May 19 at Shanghai Sneaker Con, followed by a release in the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Macau on May 25.
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