Le Coq Sportif – Arthur Ashe (Phython Pack)
At the start of the year Le Coq Sportif brought back the signature Arthur Ashe tennis shoe as part of their Made in France Programme. They will continue to show recognition to the iconic model as they announce the Python Pack.
The model first appeared in 1964 when several brands were endorsing Tennis players and giving them their own signature products. Arthur Ashe was a force to reckon with at the time, so with the elegant design and construction of the shoe, they were a perfect match. Developed to fit with the requirements of professional players, it combined comfort, lightness and flexibility for both hard and clay courts. They evolved over time and reached its most elegant form in the 1980’s, which is the form that most people now recognise it by.
The Python Pack will mark the first time the shoe has been released in a print version. Consisting of two shoes, the pack will feature one with an all-over print design and the other full brown leather upper with python detailing to the rear heel. The tongue features tricolour trim, while the signature gold rivets and leather laces enhance the premium detailing.
The Arthur Ashe Python Pack will be available online at lecoqsportif.com, exclusively via their London Flagship Store and select International retailers.
Text: Professor B