Sleeping Dragon Gennaio
The Sleeping Dragon Gennaio is inspired by ancient Chinese general of the Shu Kingdom Zhuge Liang (styled “Kongming”). He was era-defining in his brilliance, and single-handedly turned the tide of a war between three kingdoms in the favor of the force he joined. While the Shu Kingdom would not end up being the victor of the War of Three Kingdoms, Zhuge Liang would be recorded as the most intelligent, and brilliant military mind of his generation.
Taking inspiration from that history, we used the historically associated colorway of the Shu Kingdom: Green, White, Black, and Silver. As well, the text behind the dragon image is from Sun Tzu’s literary masterpiece “The Art of War”, where Zhuge Liang’s Empty-Fortress Strategy is even described in detail. From the Italian suede to the 3M reflective, this shoe is truly one of our most material-variant! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Sleeping Dragon Gennaio:
- Green Suede
- Black suede
- White leather
- Mesh Toebox
- 3M reflective cut logos
- Chinese text for “Zhuge Liang” embroidered on the heel
- Medial artwork by Jerome Tryon (@jerometryon)
- Black suede heel-to-toe inner lining
We recommend you order a half size up from your normal US men’s sizing. I.E. if you usually where a US 9.5 then a US 10 in this shoe will likely fit you best. As always, we offer free size exchanges in case you need one. You just ship the pair you have to one of our many regional hubs closest to you in deadstock condition, and then we ship you a brand new pair in the size you’ve requested!