This autumn we join forces with French sportswear brand Le Coq Sportif and are proud to present a collaboration on the LCS R1000 running shoe.
Renowned for a tradition in knitted sportswear, Le Coq Sportif emerged from humble beginnings in 1882 as a manufacturer of cotton jersey where founder Emile Camuset would produce denim shirts for his friends and sporting enthusiasts. 130 years on, Le Coq Sportif is synonymous with all major sports from rugby, cycling and football and is globally recognised today as the original French sports brand.
For this project we pay homage to Le Coq's history in manufacturing apparel. We took inspiration from vintage sportswear and have applied a plush cotton jersey material to the lining and tongue whilst the original make up of synthetic overlays has been switched out to a rich pigskin nubuck and closed mesh upper.
Executed in a brick red and vibrant orange colour way, the shoe has been stripped back of all rubber components and attention to detail appears via a jersey inspired lace, nubuck tongue patch, bar tack stitch detail and a laminated calfskin footbed. Tonal embossing appears by way of the Le Coq Rooster on the medial side of the shoe whilst our hanon flame is detailed on the heel. Each pair comes complete with three lace sets.
hanon x Le Coq Sportif LCS R1000 'French Jersey' was released on Saturday, December 5th 2015.