Celebrating an anniversary is always a grand occasion. In honor of turning ten, Barcelona's LimitEDitions has joined forces with Le Coq Sportif to create this limited edition "Rose" EXD Eclat. Flush with a premium red suede/leather upper, tan nubuck and green accents, these special edition sneakers also feature speckled midsoles and commemorative heel logos. While no definite release date is available, sneaker fans should look for this LimitEDitions x Le Coq Sportif "Rose" EXD Eclat collab to arrive sometime in June. Continue reading to check out a detailed look at what's to come and let us know if you'll be checking for these next month.
Chicago Bulls All-Star Joakim Noah has many things in common with his tennis legend father, but sneakers aren't one of them. Joakim's old man Yannick famously donned Le Coq Sportif footwear over his illustrious athletic career, leading his son to follow in his footsteps with the French brand when he entered the league in 2007. Despite the brand's designs having the look more synonymous with a luxury model, Joakim wore the line faithfully for seven years before signing with adidas. That move now makes more sense, since this year's NBA Defensive Player of the Year is now suing Le Coq Sportif. According to TMZ, Noah is blaming the brand for inflaming his ongoing plantar fasciitis foot injury that caused him to miss games last season, as well as claiming they didn't pay up more than $1.65 million of his 6-year $6 million deal. In the suit, the former Florida Gator says that shortly after he signed, LCS shut down its U.S. offices and fired his rep, and also suddenly stopped paying him in 2013. Drop a line with your thoughts in the feedback space below, and keep streaming Nice Kicks for any future developments.
Dress Blue, Alloy Grey and Leather Brown hues lend themselves to the new Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium Pack. The sporty retro runner retains shape but changes composition in a new assortment of premium leather offerings. Gum bottoms keep it classy on each take, while suede trim offers contrast. The Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium Pack is available now at Sole Heaven.
Over the weekend and across the sea, the Sneaker Freaker x Le Coq Sportif Flash “Summer Bay” launched at a pop-up shop party thrown by Sole Heaven. Limited to only 60 pairs, the shoes were served at a sneaker bar on Tynemouth beach, with Aussie BBQ, rum punch and music adding to the mood. While the Sneaker Freaker x Le Coq Sportif collab is now long gone, you can now see a recap of the European launch festivities. Check out their video footage and photos below.