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It seems that the classic white-soled canvas sneaker is experiencing a serious resurgence this summer, most recently receiving the redesign treatment from Japanese brand WTAPS. No stranger to using skulls and crossbones in their branded clothes and accessories, WTAPS has released a black low-top canvas sneaker that has been embroidered with an all-over crossbones monogram. Complete with a tonal black front toe, white laces and a WTAPS logo on the tongue, the shoes add a little bit of unexpectedly morbid whimsy to an otherwise time-honored and versatile silhouette.

Originally seen on a sneaker during their collaboration with Vans, Japanese brand WTAPS re-uses their crossbones on a pair of their own low-cut canvas sneaker. Black canvas, tonal black front toe, white laces, and a WTAPS logo on the tongue make up the shoe. No release date yet.

If you’ve been paying attention to hip hop news recently, Chicago MC Paypa’s label Behind Da Scenes Ent. was recently accused of a drug scandal. Paypa bounced back from the incident in the best fashion by signing to SRC. In this track off of his upcoming mixtape Henny On The Rocks, he discusses the issue; how he plans to overcome the controversy, & his plans for the future. His debut album Feel Good Music will be out soon.