This Saturday, February 26th, Aberdeen's Hanon Shop launches an exclusive pack of the Arthur Ashe tennis shoe, a classic from the Le Coq Sportif archives. Much like the classic coveted Stan Smith tennis shoe, this sees an unsung hero getting the full and proper endorsement. Arthur Ashe was the first black tennis player to win the US Open, self taught, growing up in a poor part of Virginia, he went on to win 72 titles including theUS Open in 1968 and Wimbledon in 1975, he retired in 1980 devoting his life to helping others, before sadly passing away at just 49 years old.
This new release is a solid reintroduction of the original heritage sneaker from their archives. Digging through the LCS back catalogue in Paris, and constructed solely at the sampling factory to a strict edition of just 100 pairs. Manufactured by sneaker artisans the result is a premium re-issue of the Arthur Ashe which features superior attention to detail from application through to shape, and unlike many endorsed sneaker styles of the past where the shoe is reissued but without important original details, this model saw the approval of the Arthur Ashe Foundation to include the all important signature script on the quarter, as per the original model.
Limited to a strict edition of 100 pairs, this release includes a premium reproduction of the shoe, a collectable card set, custom made box, leather phone pouch and cotton dust bag. A portion of sales will also be going to the Arthur Ashe Foundation in New York.
Available at www.hanon-shop.com
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