This new range of shoes is made from plant materials.
The vegetable matter, of which the upper is
made, is obtained from grapes and more
precisely from the residues not used after
the juice is extracted from them to produce
wine or grappa. These residues are then
transformed to form a paste which is placed on a cotton canvas by coating to find its shape.
Beyond the upper, Le Coq Sportif has gone
further: the outsole is rubber while the insole
is cork, the branding on the tongue and the
laces are cotton.
2Collect of the unused residues
3Treatment and transformation into vegetable matter
For several years now, Le Coq Sportif has
chosen to bring together the places of
production of its most premium shoes by
working in France and Portugal. It is Portugal
and its ancestral know-how on leather
sneakers that was chosen for the production
of this range. Proximity to production that
allows quality exchanges with the makers of
these unique products.
This proximity is also found in the choice
of the material, sourced in Italy by a local
employee who harvests the grapes, then
collects the unused residues himself for
processing. Proud of the origin of its product,
Le Coq Sportif has chosen to mark each shoe
of the vintage whose harvested grapes were
used to produce the material
For a year now, Le Coq Sportif has chosen
to no longer use PU, a plastic derived from
petroleum, to make its shoes. With the arrival
of this new range, the brand wishes to offer
a plant-based option that complements its
already natural ranges.