There’s only one thing Queenslanders love more than a banana and that’s being known as a ‘banana bender!’ It’s a strange nickname, but there you have it. Le Coq Sportif approached Laced, Brisbane’s street wear kings, to wave their magic wand over the Zenith trainer, and the crew responded by wrapping everything in rich maroon suede with hits of greyness and optical white mesh. A grenadine cockerel stands guard on the midfoot, while a flash of ‘pool green’ is a nod to the OG Zenith from 1988. Embroidered Laced branding and the big banana flying solo on the heel add the finishing touches to this mighty mellow yellow tribute. We caught up with Phil from Laced to chat about the ripe new colab.