As the Swoosh continues to crack down on individuals and companies that copy its designs, A BATHING APE keeps the BAPE STA pairs coming. Ahead of Fall/Winter 2022, the iconic streetwear label unveiled another collaboration with Disney’s Marvel. A follow-up to the original joint-effort from 2005, which included styles inspired by Silver Surfer and Spider-Man, the lineup includes six pairs honoring some of the more celebrated personalities from the late Stan Lee’s comic book universe. Iron Man and Hulk receive another set of BAPE STAs, although their latest commemorative sneakers include images of them on the lateral heel instead of only color palettes making direct reference to them.
Newcomers like Rocket Raccoon and Black Widow are included in the next capsule, with Captain America and Thor rounding out the latest collaboration between Marvel and A BATHING APE. Pairs may arrive in action figure-like packaging like the original set based on a leaked image below. No firm launch details have been disclosed by the brand, but that’s likely to change before 2022 ends. In the meantime, enjoy teaser images of all pairs.