Lacoste takes a voyage inspired by the endless possibilities of life in the city for Autumn / Winter 2016.

Urban explorers whose curiosity and energy leads them to experience all that the city’s landscape has to offer are the inspiration. Equipped with Lacoste’s new Explorateur collection, urban endeavours become a non-stop quest of discovery.

Infused with the tennis heritage and design philosophy of René Lacoste, the Explorateur repurposes the traditions of the past for the demands of modern life.

The urban explorer is elegantly equipped for winter days which span from active moments to occasions which demand a more elegant feel. The men’s iteration nods to Lacoste tennis design codes with the outsole inspired by the original 1963 René shoe and design lines on the quarter which reference the iconic 1980s Half Court. A mudguard wraps around the toe for true winter protection. Explorateur Calf for women continues to celebrate the freedom of the urban explorer with its sleek silhouette – an evolution of Lacoste’s Tamora Hi – and luxuriously functional finishing touches such as the bonded zip.

Both takes on Explorateur Casual enhance city adventures with their combination of premium leather finish and Ortholite footbed with memory foam padded collar; an essential combination of style and function for embracing every urban challenge. The Explorateur collection is also tweaked with a stylish yet active feel in the Explorateur Sport silhouettes. Tennis legacy remains the starting point for the collection which represents the ultimate off-duty staple for colder months. Seamless bonding and moulded insocks across both men’s and women’s are key additions for laidback comfort. Kids are part of the Explorateur adventure too which takes the new Lacoste design and reinterprets its bold spirit for little ones with a specially formed last for extra comfort. Athletic lacing and ripstop nylon detailing at the collar are made to keep up with the energetic approach which kids have to life in the city. Answer the call of the city with the Explorateur.

The Explorateur is a premium sneaker executed in a white colourway for a contemporary take on winterised comfort. Featuring a luxurious nubuck upper, an outsole inspired by René’s original 1963 tennis shoe and extra padding around the collar, this elegant silhouette offers superior grip and comfort. Tonal laces and embossed crocodile branding make this a trend-led design for the contemporary, urban explorer. Pair with jeans for a self-assured, sport-inspired look.

We have a pair of mens Explorateur trainers to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just tell us what kind of animal is the Lacoste logo?
Send your answer to competitions [@] (and please state your shoe size). Winner will be notified in time for Christmas. 



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