March 9, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
French brand Le Coq Sportif is best known for their racquet sport shoes and apparel and the inevitable sportswear spinoffs, but one of the most unconventional players in the NBA gives the rooster brand a chance to show up in one of the most unlikely places. Then again, when you consider that Joakim Noah’s father Yannick won the 1983 French Open in his home country, it was only natural to see Jo honor his roots. Somewhat ironic then, that the latest Le Coq Sportif Joakim Noah Pro Model 2.0 appears in commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s not to say the effort is laughable. The kelly-to-grass green gradient that follows the silhouette is among the more aesthetically pleasing shamrock-inspired looks we’ve seen this year, though we can’t help but wonder if subtler branding would have made ’em even better. Click through to get a better look and let us know how these compare to the major brands we’re more accustomed to seeing on the hardwood here in the States.