Photography by Christopher Allan

Melbourne’s very own Christopher Allan, better known under the alias @czarector to some, has outdone himself with a gorgeous bespoke ASICS Gel-Lyte III. Drawing design cues from a flag obtained from the Zenko-ji temple in Japan’s Nagano prefecture, the ‘white cement’ base bears a red and white upper together with the medial panel stripes outlined in gold — birthing a doozy of a shoe.

The perforated toebox, gold underlay, complementing black laces and midsole is like icing on the cake. The shoe is completed with ‘Sanada Yukimura’ stamped across the collar and a made-to-order wooden box, making this shoe Chris’ best custom to date!

EDIT: Full name is Sanada Yukimura