Rumours of a Three Stripe collaboration between BAPE and Neighborhood began to circulate at the tail end of 2016. While the thought of the two Japanese streetwear heavyweights teaming up seemed too good to be true, this collaboration is very real and is arriving very soon. For this once-in-a-blue-moon colab, the brands have completely reworked the Superstar inline with modern trends. In an apparent fusion with the NMD_R1, the classic Shelltoe is updated with a knitted mid-cut bootie beneath a hairy suede upper and an injection of cushy Boost that's literally bursting out of the midsole. An NMD-style heel tab completes the modernised look, while a tri-branded tongue along with debossed branding side-wall branding adds a special collaborative touch.
The BAPE x Neighborhood x adidas Superstar Boost will launch in limited numbers through select Three Stripes stockists on February 4.