The off-court tennis spirit
This season, LACOSTE encapsulates much more than its sporting tradition alone by reinterpreting one of its classic tennis shoes, redesigned to switch from clay courts to pavements in a totally relaxed way: the Gripshot.
Turning sportswear into an essential element of a unisex wardrobe, the crocodile brand opts for the elegance of simplicity. Getting back to basics, the Gripshot presents a refined, minimalist design. Its low upper in white cotton canvas or grained leather is mounted on a thick vulcanised rubber sole marked with a chevron pattern. As a nod to the material of the brand’s iconic polo shirt, a reinforcement on the front is decorated with a petit piqué texture.
Its unique outline allows only a little tweaking and the refinement of contrasting coloured details. A coloured embroidered crocodile matches an edging, the tennis ball motif and a strip which mark its outer sole, while the name of the brand is displayed on the heel.
Produced in a black or white leather version and in white cotton canvas with navy blue, red or green finishes, it also comes in a more vintage version with a natural sole and the iconic green logo.
The Gripshot oozes with discrete style … it adapts to all looks and all occasions and is shaping up to be a timeless
safe bet for the summer season.