A BATHING APE was founded in Tokyo in 1993, and has since become one of the leading names in streetwear in Japan and across the globe. The brand has introduced some of the most iconic pieces in streetwear history, recognized for its signature design items, original patterns and characters such as such as “APE HEAD,” “BAPE CAMO,” “SHARK HOODIE,” “BAPE STA™” and “BABY MILO.”
Since 1973, Timberland has built its reputation on expert craftsmanship and eco-innovation — bringing iconic footwear styles like its Original Yellow Boots and 3-eye Lug Handsewn shoes to the world. Over the decades, Timberland has strived to do its part for Nature by using eco-conscious materials and methods of make across footwear, apparel and accessories.
Fast forward to 2021, and Timberland and BAPE join forces to create a new collaboration that brings out the best of both brands. Two new men’s styles are set to launch this fall. The 3-Eye Lug Handsewn shoe pays homage to Timberland’s original silhouette, famous “wheat” color and handsewn construction. BAPE adds bold pops of color and its unique BAPE CAMO print. The Premium Waterproof Chukka Boots also feature the BAPE CAMO print, as well as the BAPE STATM design and logo, with Timberland’s iconic colors, laces, quad-stitching and rugged lug sole.
Both styles are made using Timberland’s Better Leather. It is sourced from tanneries that are independently audited and rated by the Leather Working Group for responsible water, energy and waste management practices. Timberland only sources from tanneries rated silver or higher. Other eco-conscious materials include ReBOTL™ fabric made from at least 50% recycled plastic and Primaloft® insulation made from 55% recycled post-consumer materials.
The BAPE x Timberland collaboration will be available globally August 21st, 2021 at Timberland.com, Timberland stores and select BAPE selling channels