Last November, Lacoste joined Dover Street Market London for its clean “MONOCHROMARKET,” an expansive lineup of sleek clean-cut streetwear staples emboldened with contemporary design motifs and “DSM” branding. This time, however, instead of delving into modern designs, Lacoste has opted for a more nostalgic direction, iterating some iconic footwear staples from its archives. Featured is the “Heritage” pack, comprised of three different court classics from three different eras.
First up is a cream-colored rendition of the Rene OG, a silhouette first seen in 1963. The low-cut sneaker comes with lush canvas uppers in a subtle herringbone weave, accented by reinforced seams around the rear quarter and throat line. Tonal eyelets blend well with the crisp laces that cover the shoe’s forefoot, while an egg shell-tinted toecap complements the textured midsole and ripstop backstay for a vintage look.
The next piece is the G80 OG from 1987. It sees mesh textiles around the tongue and toe box, contrasted against ecru-tinged leather panels that appear at the sidewalls, heel counter, and mudguards. Lacoste’s crocodile logo is placed at the mid-section, while a sleek, flat midsole rounds up the design. The last silhouette in the pack is the V-ultra, a ’00s piece with a slightly boxy build. It boasts clean white uppers with red and teal ripstop highlights at the heel and tongue, followed by an embroidered mini-croc logo and perforations at the forefoot. “Lacoste” branding is etched at the heel of the shoe, while a slightly arched midsole completes the throwback silhouette.
In case you missed it, check out New Balance’s latest suede-tinged rendition of the 577 Made In England.