THE EXPLORATEUR

Inspired by the energy, landscapes and endless possibilities of life in the city, Lacoste introduces the Explorateur collection. Infused with the tennis heritage and design philosophy of René and Simone Lacoste – the original urban explorers – the Explorateur repurposes the traditions of the past for the allure of modern life.

The men’s iteration nods to Lacoste’s tennis design codes with details inspired by the iconic Half Court style. The silhouette is contemporised and made winter-ready through subtle design details such as a sleek mudguard and extra padding for true winter protection. Both the low and mid execu­tions enhance city adventures with their expertly crafted finish. Created in both premium leather and nubuck with modern innovations, the Explorateur is made to embrace every urban challenge.

For off-duty appeal, the men’s Explorateur Sport has been executed in a soft shell material for a lightweight yet warm construction. Perfor­mance-inspired design details keep the silhouette sleek whilst referen­cing Lacoste’s sporting origins through a relevant take on an archive style. Available in mid- and low-cut, the Explorateur Sport balances func­tional details with sport-inspired design for a laidback style.

THE CALL OF THE CITY

In this collection, Lacoste takes on the city landscape with designs that reunite René Lacoste’s sophisticated tennis heritage with the modern de­mands of urban endeavours. The Call of the City exudes casual ele­gance, freedom and independence, equipping today’s urban explorers for the discoveries that await them. Tennis is a direct inspiration for the Court Minimal for men with an ele­gant archive look, which is a refined option for dressing down work-to-play tailoring. On-court influences with all-weather purpose are also evident in the Indiana Evo’s cool kick of sporting modernity for the urban explorer’s daring moments. The LS.12 Evo and mid-cut Turbo are crafted with heritage tennis in mind, while of-the-moment tweaks are equipped for the city in winter.

WEAR IT LIKE A STAR

Spotted: International superstar and DNCE’s lead singer Joe Jonas wearing the new Lacoste Explorateur shoes on The Today Show.

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