Lacoste LT Spirit 2.0 History
The prestigious story of a French brand like Lacoste can be traced back to the brilliant story of its founder, Rene Lacoste. Lacoste, the man responsible, was a world-renowned tennis player who won grand slam contests during the 1920s. His magnificence not only reflected on the court but also in creating a lot of things. Figuring that long-sleeved apparel does not suit the court sport too well, he devised a fresher and more comfortable shirt for playing thus La Chemise Lacoste was born.
In 1933, Lacoste and Andre Gillier started to commercialized the Croc emblazoned shirt design knowing that Gillier is the president of a French knitwear company at the time. After a couple of decades, the Lacoste brand introduced innovations to their clothesline by incorporating monochrome colors and striped patterns to their design repertoire. A year after, Lacoste met up with apparel giant Izod to license their product to the United States. Izod continued to carry the Croc shirt until 1993 where Lacoste became a stand-alone company.
Lacoste tennis shoes were first released in the 80s along with other leisure products like sunglasses, perfumes, and many more. The lifestyle brand remained unshaken throughout the years despite its high-society price range. As the years progress, design trends for Lacoste shoes would soon cope with the morphing public which now caters all sorts of ventures from street-smart wear to outdoor-sporty sneaks.
One model in its outdoor-inspired category is the Lacoste LT Spirit 2.0 which is an upgrade of the original LT Spirit. The LT Spirit Series contains many iterations including the 117, 217, Elite and other designs which are sometimes dedicated for kids. The Lacoste LT Spirit 2.0 cleans the front look of the previous models and revamps its uppers into a circular knit.