Sneakerbox x Le Coq Sportif R800 « Kilim »
The famous Tel Aviv shop SNEAKERBOX continues its successful partnership with the legendary French brand Le Coq Sportif. For this next collaboration, the 2 partners have reworked the LCS R 800 silhouette.
After 2 previous collabs « Hummus » and « Sherut Taxi », released respectively in 2018 and 2020 (articles available on this site), SNEAKERBOX and Le Coq Sportif celebrate together today a special anniversary for each of the 2 brands through this new collaborative shoe.
Indeed, the year 2021 marks the 10 years of existence of the Tel Aviv store and the 30 years of Le Coq Sportif’s Dynactif licensing that gave birth to the LCS R models.
In honor of these anniversaries, the new LCS R800 collaborative is dressed in Kilim colors. Kilim is the first detail that catches your eye when you enter SNEAKERBOX Tel Aviv. It’s a colorful carpet that gives the shop a warm and family atmosphere. As the name suggests, in Persian gelim, « Kilim » is spread out roughly on the concrete floor. Originally, this design object was handmade from wool, cotton or even goat hair. These rugs feature colorful geometric patterns that assert the charming ethnic style.
To honor this textile piece, the sneaker’s heel counter and insole are covered with similar patterns in a blue, orange and fir green color combination. Beautiful colors in wood and forest tones, but also a design representing amulets, symbols of luck and protection. Banking on luck but also on the high quality of craftsmanship of the French brand, the shoe is adorned with cuts and premium materials. Suede, canvas and leather are featured in forest green, white or mustard yellow. To complete the look, the tongue is also dressed in suede and the brandings appear embroidered, like the SNEAKERBOX logo on the heel, the Coq Sportif on the quarter panel and the brand on the heel tab. The important decades for the 2 brands and highlighted through this LCS R800 are engraved on the lace dubraes, « 10 » on one side and « 30 » on the other. A yellowed midsole coupled with a two-tone orange-fir green outsole provides the finishing touch.
The pair is packaged in a pouch that features the Kilim rug design and a specially designed linen bag for carrying this SNEAKERBOX x Le Coq Sportif LCS R800.
The Sneakerbox x Le Coq Sportif R800 was released exclusively in stores and online at sneakerboxtlv.com and was quickly sold out. It will arrive on lecoqsportif.com in a few days, on October 26, 2021. The price is set at 130€ (150$) and sizesrun EU 36 to EU 47.5 (US 4 to US 13) . Don’t sleep !