Launched in December 2008 at Mita in Ueno Tokyo, and then a month later with other global doors, this was a first outing for the M85 mid. Featuring hexagonal mesh overlays from Lacoste’s pro tennis footwear, a croc-embossed heel detail, speckled mid sole and purple contast colour pops.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the brand, a special collection of Strategic Trend heritage styles were released in a classic black and white colour palette.
Spring Summer 2008 saw a burst of colours appear on the Lacoste New York Catwalk Show. To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Lacoste a collection of the classic silhouette René Lacoste were created in a rainbow of colours.
Only 30 pairs were ever made of this version of the Tennis 91. Hikmet and the Solebox crew went with a terry towelling upper of black with lime green highlights, and in true Solebox manner they then produced a limited edition towel to go with the release.
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