I bought these A Bathing Ape Bapestas from Nom De Guerre when they still carried sneakers and before the BAPE store opened in NY. These are 100% authentic, as are all of my auctions. You can see in the pic that the box still has the price sticker of $300.00 on it. Worn a handful of times but kept in great condition because I haven't worn them in years. T is some creasing around the toe box because they are patent leather, but it's barely noticeable. BAPE retro'd the patent leather Bapesta's a few years back but they didn't remake this color, which makes them extra rare!