Size and fit

The Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede is offered in men’s sizes, ranging from 7-13, and women’s sizes from 5-10.5. It’s in medium width and is confirmed to fit true to size. However, a few wide-footed users have revealed that the sneaker fits narrow, so those with wide feet may have to go half a size up. A reliable fit can be expected from the model’s suede upper, while its lace-up closure helps in securing the fit. It has a low-top collar that allows the ankle to move freely.

Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede Style

A few colorways were released for the Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede. For women, the options are grey and pink, while for men, the selections are black, light tan, light pink, light blue, and blue. The Carnaby model from Lacoste took inspiration from tennis kicks, which is why it has a minimalistic and elegant approach. 

Skirts, dresses, pants, and shorts for the ladies would suit this shoe, creating preppy looks for any casual occasion. For the men, the sneaker could be worn with jeans, shorts, slacks, pants, and sporty clothes for an athleisure yet laidback appeal. The model is appropriate for dressing up or down as well owing to its low profile flair.

Notable Features

With its luxe suede upper, the Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede offers a subtle yet elegant appeal. The colorway palette is heritage-inspired, lending the shoe a classic charm. A plain white midsole with stitched detail contributes to the sneaker’s preppy appeal. Flat laces and a round toe complete the classic flair. 

This model has a monochrome upper with matching laces that give it a seamless look. Lettered branding featuring the embossed Lacoste name wraps around the heel. Meanwhile, the iconic Lacoste Crocodile is embroidered on the lateral side, elevating the shoe to exclusivity and luxury.

Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede History

The Lacoste brand was founded as La Chemise Lacoste in 1933 by the French tennis player Rene Lacoste, along with knitwear manufacturer Andre Gillier. Lacoste had become well-known in the Roaring Twenties as a tennis player of particular elegance and tenacity. Thus, his nickname became “The Crocodile,” an image that he would incorporate in his brand.

During the company’s early years, the focus was on producing the innovative tennis shirts that Lacoste himself had designed and worn on the court. The tennis attire at the time required long-sleeved “tennis whites” that Lacoste felt had hampered his moves. And so, he set out to make a short-sleeved shirt called the polo. It was a big hit among tennis circles and beyond, and was hailed as a staple piece for people with a preppy style.

The company’s success led to much expansion, with many other products included in the business. Perfumes, eyewear, leather goods, and footwear were soon part of the Lacoste catalog. Lacoste sneakers exhibit the brand’s trademark simple yet sophisticated styles, complemented by form and function that make them modern essentials.

Often, the brand takes inspiration from its tennis heritage, such as in the low-top Lacoste Carnaby Evo Suede. This tennis-inspired sneaker is a textured update to the Carnaby Evo, featuring a plush suede upper that enhances the original’s smooth silhouette. It’s an elegant shoe that fits the lifestyles of today’s men and women.

Additional Info

  • This shoe has a cup sole construction that offers additional durability.  
  • It has a rubber outsole that provides a grippy and supportive ride.  
  • Light padding on the collar and tongue offers additional comfort. 


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