le coq sportif present their latest collaboration, the Cycling Club collection. A collabortaive project between Footpatrol, le coq sportif and four international retailers - Colette, France | Highs & Lows, Australia | Sivasdescalzo, Spain | Slam Jam, Italy.
After the successful release of the first Cycling Club collaboration in conjunction with Colette in the summer of 2015, the le coq sportif Cycling Club returns for Spring '16 with four new partners onboard. We are excited to announce Footpatrol as one of the collaborative partners in the Cycling Club project.
The collection pays homage to le coq sportif's cycling roots, whilst showcasing the marriage between cycling and streetwear from each retailers' perspective. We looked to the two nations flags as inspiration, using the colours seen in the Great Britain and French flag throughout the collection. The Dark Grey/Black base used on the cycling jersey is a nod to the shop front colour. The flocked Footpatrol bar logo sits proudly across the chest with the words cycling club written beneath. The right arm sleeve features the le coq sportif brand logo with a blue trim, the left arm sleeve sees the cycling club crest sit atop a red trim.
le coq sportif appointed us with the R800 silhouette to work our magic on. We went for a two toned look splitting the shoe up in Black and Red hues. The toebox is dressed in a tight mesh with smooth nubuck wrapped around the edges. The sidewalls are accented with a thick-haired suede. We wanted the front portion of the shoe in a dark colour so that the shoe would still look clean after riding with toe clips. Towards the back of the shoe is a Red suede heel with a White 3M reflective panel for added visibility at night. The le coq sportif logo sits on the lateral side, and Footpatrol Gasmask on the medial side. As an additional feature, we added 3M thread into the mesh panels on the sidewalls too!.. The Footpatrol bar logo is debossed and printed in Black on the heel. The Red suede tongue is home to the Cycling Club crest embroidered on to a Black woven label. The footbed features a gingham print graphic with dual-branded logos in White. The right foot has a Blue/Black gingham printed and the left features a Red/Black gingham printed footbed. A clean White midsole is added to break up the upper's colour blocking. The stock lace is a Red flat lace, and spare set is a Black lace with Red, Blue and 3M Reflective flecks woven in.
Finally, to accompany the jersey & shoes is a pair of White socks featuring the Footpatrol collegiate logo and le coq sportif logo on both ankles, finished off with a Blue and Red trim.