download (9)
A Bathing Ape

Brand: BAPE

Model: STA MI

Release Date: October 29

Price:¥23,100 (approx. $200)

Buy: Online at BAPE

Editor's Notes: Remember the BAPE STA? Of course, you do. More than just a sneaker, the somewhat controversial silhouette is a cultural icon – a moment; encapsulating the nostalgia of an era passed.

Coveted by celebrities and fans the world over, the BAPE STA has received the CDG treatment, a Gunna remix, and who could forget when it was the center of the universe thanks to Soulja Boy's "Crank That?"

Nigo's Nike Air Force 1 bait-and-switch is one of the most recognizable pieces of footwear in the world thanks to its playful reinterpretation of the Swoosh, its easy-wearing silhouette, and its unforgettably whacky colorways. Although never truly fading from existence, BAPE STA's endured an extended period out of the limelight, rectified by an intense focus on updated looks throughout 2021.

We've seen the return of patent leather looks, we enjoyed Stadium Goods' debut collaboration, but now it's time for something new. Now, for the first time, the BAPE STA has grown up, gaining some height to become the BAPE STA MI.

You'd be forgiven for thinking you're looking at Air Force 1 Mid customs, but no, this is our favorite A Bathing Ape sneaker all grown up. Arriving as an extension of the STA family tree, the new mid-top silhouette pairs leather and caviar leather materials in bold block colors, creating an easy statement piece for the fall.

We think it's safe to expect a whole lot more fabrications and colorways to follow in the coming months, so buckle up.

​​To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, check out the best sneakers to add to your rotation this week, follow @highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter for early access to the best drops sent straight to your inbox.

We Recommend
  • BAPE x adidas Originals Stan Smith collaboration 2024.
    BAPE Has BAPE-ified Another adidas Classic
    • Sneakers
  • Nike's Alphafly 3 super shoe has been given an official release date.
    At Last, Nike’s Alphafly 3 Is Here
    • Sneakers
  • BAPE & adidas are back for Fall/Winter 2023 to drop two takes on the latter's Stan Smith silhouette, a signature silhouette from the adidas archives.
    At Last, BAPE Made adidas Sneakers I'd Actually Wear
    • Sneakers
  • beauty
    Clothes Off, Makeup On: In the Bedroom, Going Bare Doesn’t Always Come Easy
    • Beauty
  • bape 101 feature2 A Bathing Ape nigo
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About BAPE (and Some Things You Didn't)
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Nike ACG Rufus Mule 2024.
    Gorpcore’s Favorite Nike ACG Mule Is Making a Comeback
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    MM6 Is Arguably More Margiela Than the Maison
    • Style
  • CDG Play's Spring/Summer 2024 collection of cardigans, sweaters, shirts, and K-Way jackets
    Can You Have Too Much CDG Play?
    • Style
  • Diesel's FW24 milan fashion week runway show
    Diesel's Y2K Vision Has Melted Away
    • Style
  • adidas YEEZY Slides, YEEZY Foam Runners & YEEZY BOOST 500 sneakers in adidas' March 2024 restock
    adidas YEEZY's March 2024 Drop: Everything to Know
    • Sneakers
  • hot wheels
    Generational Speed: the History of Hot Wheels and Its Racing Origins
    • Design
    • sponsored
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.