Le Coq Sportif and Opium, a dedicated sneaker shop in the dead center of Paris, have collaborated on a limited-edition sneaker. Based on the Freestyle, a mountain-bike shoe from Le Coq's back catalogue, the LCS R1000 was designed in part by – and exists in tribute to – the three founders of the Parisian shop: Mounir, Yace and Farid. With the profile of a smartened-up running shoe, it is made of nylon, micro-perforated suede, premium smooth leather and nubuck. Highlights of pink, purple and black, and a mildly phosphorescent sole edge, enliven the base grey. The logos of Coq Sportif and Opium are embroidered in gold on the tongue and stamped in purple on the back. Another label reads, “Made in France.” There are 450 numbered pairs, and they went on sale on March 9 at Opium itself and at 24 Kilates in Spain, 76 Sneakers in Italy, Hanon in the U.K. and Afew in Australia. Le Coq Sportif has recently engaged in similar sneaker collaborations with the Swiss sneaker shop Titolo and with the aforementioned 24 Kilates and Hanon.

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