Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

As part of the Stealth capsule collection, Lacoste will be releasing a new collection titled Steel Racquets.
The story of the “Steel Raquet” goes back to 1963 when Rene Lacoste developed the world’s first steel tennis racquet. This tennis racquet then went on to earn court time with tennis greats such as Jimmy Connors, Billie Jean King and many others. The racquet has played an indispensable part in 46 grand slam titles from 1966 until 1978.

Each sneaker model in this collection pays tribute to the steel racquets by mimicking design details ingrained in the raquets. This is exemplified by the use of metallic mesh, brown leather trimming, matte steel leather and shiny silver crocodile logo. Crisp white shoe laces provide a modern contrast to the sneakers’ vintage looks. These are scheduled to be released around July so look out for them at your nearest Lacoste stockist.

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

Lacoste Stealth Steel Collection

via: Shoes Master

Much better than Justine Henin’s outfit. But leggings???

Ana Ivanovic adidas dress

In one word: BORING!

Justine Henin Wimbledon 2010 outfit

 

Justine Henin Wimbledon 2010 outfit

adidas design the same thing over and over again! Creativity anyone?

Le coq sportif?

Le Coq Sportif brand was founded in 1882 by a french entrepreneur named Emile Camuset, and was the number one sports brand in Europe during the 70’s and 80’s.
After designing sportswear for football, rugby, athletics and basketball, Camuset makes the first shirt designed for tennis players in 1930.
From the 50’s to the 80’s, winners of each kind of sport were dressed in Le Coq Sportif: football (French Federation of football, Ajax Amsterdam, Michel Platini), tennis (Yannick Noah*, Arthur Ashe), cycling (Tour de France)…
Le Coq Sportif almost disappeared at the end of the 20th century, but the brand intends to reposition itself as the alternative in the sport and mode market.

The “coq gaulois” (gallic rooster) is the french national emblem, and the emblem of French sports teams in international events, such as the French football and rugby teams.
And finally, a quote from french comedian Coluche, explaining why the rooster is the country’s national emblem: “C’est parce que c’est le seul oiseau qui arive à chanter les pieds dans la merde” (“because it’s the only bird that manages to sing with its feet deep in shit.”)

*Yannick Noah, 83 Roland Garros winner, remains the last native to have won the men’s singles title. This title also represents the last time a wooden racquet was used to win a Grand Slam. His son Joakim, Chicago Bulls player is endorsed by Le Coq Sportif.