SPRING/SUMMER 2020 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SNEAKERS
For the first time, LACOSTE is reissuing three of its original models designed for tennis courts and recognised for their technical qualities. Taken directly from the archives, these three pairs of unisex sneakers encapsulate elegance on the court, a reflection of a style and an era. The René pays tribute to the first tennis shoe created by René Lacoste in 1963, the G80 embodies the eighties spirit while the more futuristic outline of the V-Ultra unmistakably recalls the beginning of the 2000s.
A visionary, innovator and trailblazer, René Lacoste was not
afraid to revolutionise sporting elegance by creating not only the
iconic polo shirt but also the first shoe made for playing tennis.
Symbolising this innovating spirit, the René opts for a simple
construction with pure lines. Chic and pointed, it has a cotton
oxford upper with a chevron weave and a white vulcanised sole
marked with a contrasting crocodile on the heel of the shoe.
It comes in navy blue, green, red or white for purists seeking
Designed in 1987 for professional tennis players, the G80 is an
essential tennis court classic redesigned for everyday wear. True
to the original model, it has retained a vintage woven LACOSTE
TENNIS label on its tongue, an inner sole with an all-over “L”
print, the green crocodile logo on its quarter and a “hard court”
marking on a tag recalling the surface for which it was intended.
The only improvement made to the original is the tread of its sole
which guarantees optimum grip whatever the surface.
The G80 exists in five colours: navy blue, green, pink, white with
red edging or plain white.
A reissue of a model which came out in 2000, the V-Ultra has
an imposing sole which benefits from a technology enabling
improved foot support. Available in white leather with green,
navy blue or red coloured details recalled on its sole, this retro
style sneaker with a sporty look is fully in line with current
aesthetics. The iconic embroidered green crocodile decorates
its quarter, the word LACOSTE is marked on its heel and the
perforations subtly recall the grip of a tennis racket.
Paying tribute to its tennis heritage, LACOSTE is bringing out three unique and iconic shoes which celebrate the timelessness of its sporting elegance.
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