As a fairly new webmaster, I've had a lot of surprises building the couple of websites that I have. One surprise I ran into is the first ISP I had went out of business but rather than saying they were going out of business, they instead issued a bandwidth exceeded error. Another surprise is that when looking at my stats people find this site using a lot of search terms but one I keep seeing is people finding this site searching for Bape Shoes. That one really surprised me because as far as I know, I don't have a post on shoes on this site. Other search terms like Japanese Murphy bed and decorative lumbar pillow make a lot of sense because that's what this site is about.
Well after seeing so many people searching for and coming to this site looking for Bape Shoes, I went back through my site and looked and still couldn't find one mention. Heck I didn't even know what these shoes were but, I want to please the people coming to my site, so for if you were searching Google or Yahoo or Bing for Bape shoes and ending up on this site about decorative pillows, well I wrote this article just for you. Not being a hip or fashionable guy, I went to Google and looked them up. Bape stands for bathing ape and they produce a line of shoes that look similar to the older Adidas and I guess aimed to compete with Nike Air Force Ones. Prices for their shoes (Bape) went from a little expensive ~$55 to the incredibly expensive $289 Bape Air Force 1.
Something else I didn't know is that the company is located in my neck of the woods Japan which probably explains the expensive part. And unlike a lot of shoe companies that just make shoes or athletic wear, Bathing ape has tons of stuff. For example they are also famous for Bape hoodies, which I've read sell for over $300 on ebay. Additionally, there are Bape belts bags and one particular Bape watch was a blatant Rolex GMT ripoff, you know the pepsi model except with an Ape head where the Rolex crown would be. Even more surprising, a quick look at their website and good lord they're expensive. One Bape jacket I was around $1200.
So I can imagine from the price, people might also be looking for the best place to buy bape shoe, or perhaps cheapest place to by bathing ape air force ones because these things are expensive which leads me to my next point. Bathing Ape carries a hugh range of styles and that's the problem. One style is preppy, looking like 1950'2 knitted cardigans, while the other side is the so cliche' "urban" style. You know that crap, neon glow camouflage like perhaps you want to blend in with vomit. That's real handy too, Japanese men are known to hurl on the streets after a night of doing whiskey shots. They also have a kids line which features more of the same prep/urban stuff. The reason I saw it's a problem is that it's kind of evil for a company to target yuppies and thugs under the same brand. At least Disney, in America, releases adult movies under the Touchstone Pictures banner because even Disney knows you can't crank out family entertainment like Bambi one minute and then show a steamy sex scene like in Coyote Ugly the next minute and still think your selling good wholesome fun to the world. So Bathing Ape pick a style to be and do that as best you can but don't tell the world you're two things at once---you ain't a chickenhawk.