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JJJJound has another minimalistic sneaker collaboration on the way.
After delivering several sought-after collabs including a trio of Vans Style 37 colorways in August, the Montreal-based studio shared a first look on Instagram at its upcoming Bapesta collab with Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape.
For the latest project, JJJJound will once again take a minimalistic approach by giving the Bapesta silhouette a simple yet premium leather construction on the white-based upper and combining it with light gray star overlay panels on the sides as well as on the heel tab. Adding a luxurious touch to the collab are silver eyelets by the ankle collar along with matching aglets on the white shoelaces. Rounding out the design is a white midsole featuring Bape branding on the heel and a light gray rubber outsole. The teaser image of the shoe also shows that the collab will come with a custom co-branding shoebox featuring Bape’s signature ABC camo printed throughout while JJJJound branding is printed in gold.
Along with a first look shared on social media, JJJJound confirmed on the Instagram caption that its Bapesta collab is scheduled to release sometime during the spring and summer 2022 seasons. At the time of publication, a specific release date for the collab hasn’t been announced by the two entities.
In related sneaker collab news, New York City-based boutique Extra Butter is dropping a sneaker collab with Saucony Originals next month. The style references the White Rabbit from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” as well as the “down the rabbit hole” metaphor for exploring the subconscious and philosophies of the metaphysical.