In the many years since their founding, A BATHING APE has delivered no shortage of iconic pieces, ranging from camo-clad hoodies to, of course, extremely colorful sneakers. And what began with the BAPE STA soon evolved into an entire catalog of staple silhouettes, such as the Manhunt, SKULL STA, ROAD STA, and so on. Atop this foundation, the streetwear brand has continued to introduce several new designs; and just a little over a year ago, one of these pairs — the COURT STA — was leaked to the public.
Unreleased and likely to stay that way, the COURT STA effectively builds off its more notable predecessor, the BAPE STA. But whereas the latter made a name for itself with patent leather and crazy colorways, this shoe begins (and, simultaneously, ends) its legacy in black and grey. This neutral base serves as the canvas for a number of details signature to A BATHING APE, from the STA logo to the debossed, ABC Camo-inspired pattern.
Currently sitting on eBay for a small asking price of $10,000 USD, the COURT STA will not be landing at any retailers or BAPE locations anytime soon. But if you happen to own some SNKR FRENS — and also have a few SNKR BRICKS to spare — you may be able to win a pair for yourself, we’ve been blessed with six pairs which we will raffle off to our Web3 community. A sizable upgrade to our giveaways on SN Insider, this raffle will be hosted on our new SNKR BRICKS store and is live now. SNKR FRENS holders can redeem a max of 5 entries using their SNKR BRICKS; six winners will then be selected randomly using the Google Random Number Generator, with the entire process livestreamed for transparency.
For full details on the raffle or would like join our Web3 community, head over to Discord, under Announcements, where we’ve detailed the entire process.