The Lacoste brand and the crocodile will be forever linked together in the fashion world. In order to signify that connection Lacoste will be releasing the Lacoste Limited Edition Crocodile Mythology Collection. The connection began back in 1925 when Rene Lacoste, the founder of the brand, made a bet with Pierre Gillou, the French Davis Team Captain, with the prize being a crocodile skin suitcase that Rene had spotted in the shops of Boston.
Back to the shoes. The shoes, which are inspired by various mythologies that exist about crocodiles around the world, will be released from April to June 2009 and will only be available at exclusive stores globally. The first three April 2009 of this limited edition collection are the Lacoste Tiller, Tennis and Tennis 91. The design of the Tiller will be inspired by Egypt, the design of the Tennis will be inspired by Polynesia and the design Tennis 91 will be inspired by West Africa. Its good to see that Lacoste isn’t going with crocodile leathers.
Finally each of the shoes is this collection are going to be packaged in a special edition box, which will contain a booklet and postcard pack that outlines the stories behind the myth and the legend of Lacoste. More pics after the jump.