A lesson in style, in 3 sets. Tracktop, piqué polo, monochrome blue Arthur Ashe high-top trainers... the French brand is giving men's sports classics a modern twist.
An understated, stylish collection of fabrics completed in just one season thanks to a unique reinterpretation of the first tennis shoes designed in the 1980s by le coq sportif for tennis great Arthur Ashe.
Stylish components, stylish lines, the Arthur Ashe Crafted Boot features soft faux suede with a white EVA notched outer sole, completed with a thin orange border.
Le coq sportif Court Pack, a limited edition launched on 7 February at lecoqsportif.com.
Fabric collection made in France at le coq sportif's production Workshop in Romilly-sur-Seine.
Special edition limited to 50 units for each item.
Arthur Ashe Crafted Boot, special edition limited to 75 pairs.
ABOUT ARTHUR ASHE
If the playing field of life isn't level, neither is the tennis court. A young black man named Arthur Ashe discovered this early growing up in segregated Richmond, Virginia in the 1950s. So Ashe learned to play tennis on the streets. He went on to become the first black tennis player to win the U.S. Open in 1968. That didn't stop South Africa from denying Ashe a visa to play in the South African Open. In what would prove to be a lifetime of outspoken political engagement, Ashe called for South Africa to be expelled from the professional tennis circuit. He went on to win 72 titles, including the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975, when he defeated Jimmy Connors in the final.
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