Aberdeen based Hanon has connected with Le Coq Sportif to drop the “The Good Agreement” R800. Here is how Hanon describes the sneaker…
For this project we connect once again on the iconic LCS R800 running shoe and revisit ‘The Good Agreement’ theme as our source of inspiration. ‘Bon Accord’, the French translation for ‘good agreement’ is the official motto of our hometown Aberdeen and a slogan that dates back to the ancient alliance between France and Scotland during the middle ages.
This Made in France edition of the LCS R800 welcomes a ‘New Alliance’ and unites the best of France, Scotland and England by combining three companies each dating back more than 100 years. Manufactured exclusively in the old city of Angers on the West of France, the shoe is fused with a combination of suedes sourced in England and a technical cotton fabric produced in Scotland.
Executed in an understated colour application, the shoe features on upper of plush suede by CF Stead’s legendary tannery in Leeds, England and a cotton performance fabric by Halley Stevensons of Dundee in Scotland. Established in 1904 and 1864 respectively, both Charles F. Stead and Halley Stevensons to this day continue to produce premium materials for the world’s most renowned luxury brands.
Additional features include a microperfed pigskin – applied to the lining and collar of the shoe whilst a plush suede laminate insole is finished with a stitched leather overlay. Dual branded detail is added throughout – detailed on each heel and woven to both tongue loops, whilst a tricolor stitch symbolises the Made In France production of the shoe.
The kicks are now listed on Hanon’s launches platform with a launch set for the 4th of May.