Le Coq Sportif x Footpatrol Eclat
ART NUMBER: 1312129-01
MADE ON: 13/13
MADE IN: VIETNAM
Le Coq Sportif have made a large resurgence over the past few years and given some of the big boys a run for their money. A large part of that began when they collaborated with Footpatrol in 2012 on the classic runner Eclat model. They returned again 2013, continuing with the same model and taking inspiration for some tasty treats.
For their second effort on the Eclat model they used the small, sweet cake-like macaroons for the basis and colour palette. There’s word that various macaroos were present at the first launch party and thus is where the idea came from. Whether that’s the truth or not, they certainly worked well and are very tasty looking; just like their name-sake.
A selection of great materials drape the shoe throughout; from the suede upper with perforated side and toe box, to the satin lined interior and black heel section. They feature a white mid-sole, gum outter-sole with tonal laces threaded with 3M for that extra sparkle. The embossed branding and gold details emphasise their quality and and attention to detail that a macaroon deserves.
Le Coq Sportif have since gone on to drop many great shoes which have sold out quickly, both limited editions and general releases. There was a hope that at the time there might be a Macaroon pack with other colourways. So far that hasn’t happened, but you can never say never.
Text: Professor B