René Lacoste’s first shoe design inspires a new sneaker

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The L001 sneaker from Lacoste should be a new classic from the accessible luxury French brand.

ANCX staff | August 31, 2021

With the help of rapper and Lacoste fan A $ AP Nast, Lacoste recently launched their new shoe: the L001. With its blend of a rich tennis heritage and modern shoe-making, it should be a new classic for the accessible French luxury brand.

Rapper and Lacoste fan A $ AP Nast

The sneaker’s key details are taken from treasures in the Lacoste archives, including a tennis racquet from the 1980s and the Rene, the very first shoe created by René Lacoste, the tennis player and founder of the brand. The retro shape and vibe of the Rene infuses the spirit of the L001, while the kinetic lines that run along the racket shaft have been transferred directly into an angular triangular design on the sneaker’s shaft.

Lacoste L001
The kinetic lines that run along the handle of the racket have been transferred directly into an angular triangular design on the upper of the sneaker.

The sneaker that is both elegant and sporty, a key quality of the Lacoste philosophy as evidenced by the emblematic polo shirt of the brand. Other Lacoste archival elements abound like geometric lines complementing a classic herringbone pattern upper and chunky but contoured sole that has a nostalgic appeal.

A $ AP Nast
The sneaker is both elegant and sporty, a key quality of the Lacoste philosophy as evidenced by the emblematic polo shirt of the brand.

Meanwhile, smooth leather makes it a high choice, making the style usable for most occasions. And although there is a crocodile mark visible on the heel, it is treated with lightness and subtlety, creating a minimalist look that ensures the longevity of the style.

In the Philippines, the L001 is available at Lacoste retail stores and lacoste.com.ph from September 08, and now available on Zalora PH.

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