Le Coq Sportif was a brand that only Joakim Noah fans and hardcore sneaker collectors would have known just a short while ago. There’s been a steady rise in activity from The Athletic Rooster, and today in mid-2013, they’re building serious momentum with some top-notch retro releases. The Le Coq Sportif R1000 return is next on the horizon, this 1990 classic runner coming back for the first time in established colorways like this lime-hit edition. Stick with Sneaker News for US release info, because a fourth quarter drop seems likely.
Long story short: this model has been validated 18 months ago at Le Coq Sportif for a Collab with Opium… Back then, the Brand was not so willing to reissue this specific style since LCS management didn't really believed in retro-running from the 90's era. Hopefully someone really insisted… At the end, it's a pity the Opium collab vanished, but at least the R1000 remained! Great shoe