Le Coq Sportif Arthur Ashe Vintage Tennis Shoe
Le Coq Sportif has revived the original white leather style tennis shoe worn by legendary tennis player Arthur Ashe in 1981 – Ashe was the first and only black tennis player to ever win Wimbledon. Le Coq Sportif have done this by modernising the design and creating a variety of bold colour ways that are very on trend for 2011.
The Tennis Shoe comes in the following new striking colours:
- Navy Blue
- ‘French’ Blue
Alongside the rainbow coloured tennis shoes, the range also includes a reissue of the white Gemini track top (also featuring rainbow stripes), which was also originally designed for Arthur in 1981.
The tennis shoe is constructed from premium nubuck uppers and manages to stick to the classic silhouette of the first issue. However, it now features a subtle perforated design to the sides and an Arthur Ashe signature located directly above. Other key details include harmonious coloured laces, distinct thick white rubber sole and Le Coq Sportif branding to the heel tab.