“Sole Warlord III” is inspired by the Five Tiger Generals of the Kingdom of Shu during the period of the Three Kingdoms in China. The Five Tiger Generals namely, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yu, Ma Chao and Huang Zhong are fierce warlords and generals who were bestowed this title in honor of their contributions to the establishment of the kingdom. They have fought countless battles and were almost invincible in their campaigns.
The concept of this shoe revolves around the 5 main materials used – patented snakeskin, ostrich skin, crocodile skin, patented leather and oriental fabric, which represents each of the Generals mentioned above, who are brothers in arms. The dragon fabric represents royalty and honor bestowed upon the five by Liu Bei himself. The gold lion head stud represents their might and leadership on the battlefield. The cutout patterns on the sides represent their unwavering skills that each of the Generals possess.
The original dunk high were ripped apart and are then reassembled by gluing followed by stitching to achieve maximum durability and strength. Like most of the customs we have released to date, our emphasis is on wearability and durability.
This release is a follow-up of our previous release of the Sole Warlord featured in the Sole Collector AF-1 issue.