Hot on the heels of the "Only In Tokyo" collab with BEAMS and Saucony last month, London's Footpatrol round off the year with another solid footwear release, this time teaming up with Le Coq Sportif on the R800 'Artisan'.
Teaming up with the French sportswear label for the third time, Footpatrol look to the brands newly introduced 'Made In France' line in which LCS celebrate their rich heritage and commitment to their unique manufacturing process of their most iconic running styles. Pulling the form fitting R800 silhouette from the archive, Footpatrol pay homage to the skilled craftsmen/craftswomen across Western Europe who are dedicated to their trade, and who in this case, continue to devote their skills to producing high quality footwear by hand in France.
For the aptly named 'Artisan' release, the R800 has been dressed in a perforated dress blue leather on the upper, accented with a smooth nubuck on the heel and medial panels. The blue is contrasted with tan leather detailing on the shoes lining and laser-engraved dual-branded tongue detailing. The premium upper sits on top of an off white sole unit and complimenting gum outsole. Every pair arrives with three sets of laces for customisation, including a dress blue flat lace, multi-coloured flat lace and a full grain tan leather lace, and arrives in a custom wooden shoe box which includes a set of wooden shoe trees, leather shoe cream, buffing cloth and shoe brush.
The Footpatrol x Le Coq Sportif Made in France R800 'Artisan' is set to drop this Friday the 18th December exclusively at Footpatrol.