Size and fit

A durable fit can be expected from the leather upper of the Lacoste Lerond Leather. It’s offered in men’s sizes, ranging from 7-13 in medium width. Although it’s been confirmed to fit true to size, a couple of users have found it too tight across the foot. Laces keep the fit snug, while the low-cut collar lets the ankle move at liberty.  

Lacoste Lerond Leather Style

With its classic tennis-inspired silhouette, the Lacoste Lerond Leather offers many different ways of mixing and matching. For an everyday casual style, these kicks can be teamed up with dark denim pants. Slim-fit jeans will show off the sneaker’s smooth and simple appeal. For the ultimate summer look, a pair of shorts along with a basic t-shirt will be ideal. This model could also be dressed up or down due to its minimalistic flair.

Notable Features

The low-top Lacoste Lerond Leather uses a minimalistic approach on its leather upper. It sits on top a similarly minimalistic white midsole. There are warm linings to keep the foot comfortable, while the tonal laces complete the simple look. Embroidered on the side is the Lacoste Crocodile, which provides a touch of classic branding as well as a stylish contrast.

Lacoste Lerond Leather History

French tennis superstar Rene Lacoste was more than just a champion in the tennis court. He was dubbed as “the Crocodile” in the tennis world for his supreme skills and talent. Ever innovative, he also came to be known for inventing and wearing his own tennis shirts. This was when he decided to pour his creativity into his own business, building the Lacoste brand to signify simple yet luxurious styles.

At first, the Lacoste brand produced shirts that were emblazoned with a green crocodile logo to symbolize Rene’s on-court nickname. These became so popular not just in tennis, but also in the casual lifestyle department that the company eventually expanded to different clothing lines. The expansion was followed by the addition of fragrances, watches, leather goods, and shoes to the brand's catalog.

In the footwear scene, Lacoste has developed a reputation for sleek and elegant designs. One model which perfectly captures the brand’s image is the Lacoste Lerond Leather. It’s a tennis-inspired sneaker that stays true to the company’s heritage. Featuring a lace-up look with signature design lines across the quarter and heel, it's an ideal casual shoe to wear for any day.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker’s rubber outsole offers a durable and supportive ride.
  • Some models feature a tonal crocodile branding.
  • Material on upper varies depending on model. There are iterations made with premium twill emboss leather. Other models don an upper made of nappa leather.
  • Variations with a felt heel feature are also offered.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Fall
Lace Type: Cotton lace, Flat lace

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.