Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $105
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Fit & Sizing

Size reviews for the Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather are scarce, but with a well-built structure like that, one can beg to differ. Though the sneaker boasts a brilliant unisex stance, it is essentially a women’s exclusive sneaker. Women can cop a pair starting from 5 all the way up to 9.5. Men who fancy the design can go one and a half sizes up to obtain their standard fit.

Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather Style

When Lacoste talked about the archived-inspired look of these Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather trainers, a couple of silhouettes would probably come to mind. The separated cupsole with stitches has initially been Reebok’s kind of thing with their Workouts, but Adidas jumped in into the craze via their Continentals. Apparently, Lacoste was a fan of the Workout look too evident with the Challenge Nubuck Leather.

Mashing the Stan Smith-like upper with the twin cupsole construction creates some kind of a sophisticated look. Adding sophistication to this vintage ensemble are Nubuck leather uppers in a uniformly sleek way.

Women can pair these pristine sneakers with an extensive choice of clothing, starting with the usual jeans to the more profound sundresses and free-flowing pants. The trainer’s sporty appeal can also be blended with jeggings or leggings for an outgoing look.

Notable Features

The minimalistic look of these Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather trainers give us a few details to look out for. Some of them include the embossed crocodile logo on the lateral side as well as the Lacoste print on the tongue. Speaking of the tongue, its raw edge design adds a deconstructed appeal along the collar. Finally, fusing the ends of the back of the shoe is a double-lock stitch.

Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather History

Since its establishment in the 1930s, the Lacoste brand had been providing their loyal and casual consumers a taste of elegance. Rene Lacoste, the company’s founder, was a tennis player by heart but decided to venture to another platform which was shirt-producing.

Eventually, the company took off and introduced various products, including sunglasses, perfumes, and, of course, tennis shoes. These sports sneakers were introduced in the mid-80s and had not stopped progressing throughout the years.

When one speaks or uses Challenge and Lacoste in one sentence, the French-brand fanatics might first think of the perfume that Hayden Christensen promoted way back in 2009. Unfortunately, that topic would not be discussed further here but instead, would be talking about the classy looking sneakers of the same name. Introducing the Lacoste Challenge Nubuck Leather-a tennis-looking silhouette with the aura of a training shoe courtesy of its twin cupsole. The sneaker was released in 2019 along with several of its brothers, the Challenge Leather, and Synthetic and Leather version.

Additional Info

  • Adding comfort to the entry are textile interiors.
  • Two rows of perforations found at the bottom of the lace bed add breathability.
  • The cupsole construction at the toe area contains stitches.
  • The Nubuck leather uppers are painted in tonal hues.

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