Photo courtesy of BAPE/Twitter

There are far too many cringe-worthy things to keep track of these days, but as of this writing, the LADY BAPE STA might top the list. Earlier today, BAPE revealed that a “ladies’ exclusive style” would be hitting the market on March 21. This followed the brand announcing the closure of all its U.S. stores “in the interest of public health and safety” on Instagram.

The LADY BAPE STA — as A Bathing Ape called it on Twitter — surprised many of the brand’s followers due to its wild, heeled design and the response was equally as hilarious. Funnily enough, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a heeled BAPE STA, as Beyoncé once wore a bespoke pair in 2005 while filming the music video for “Check on it.”

BAPE’s sneaker heel comes in three colorways in case anyone interested wants options. Obviously, the discourse on Twitter is hysterical. In the midst of so much uncertainty around a global pandemic, all the chatter provides a healthy dose of comic relief that everyone could benefit from as we adjust to our new reality.

Most people were not impressed…

Others were reminded of blasts from the past…

A few folks advocated for women’s rights…

And then some had questions that will probably never get answered!

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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