In celebration of the iconic first ever Sneaker Freaker collaboration, LACOSTE L!VE have invited the magazine and founder, Simon Wood, to curate a project on their signature Lacoste silhouette, the Missouri. Taken directly from the Lacoste archive the Missouri silhouette first landed in the range in 1989. This heritage, all-terrain court tennis shoe was given cult status after their 2006 Sneaker Freaker collaboration; through this collectionLACOSTE L!VE celebrate its longstanding partnership and the enduring relevance of the Missouri silhouette.

Back in 2006, it seemed like anyone who was anyone was busy knocking out sneaker collab after collab. Quite frankly, we were desperate for Sneaker Freaker to join the club, but we hadn’t the foggiest idea how to go about it. Enter the good folks at LACOSTE. One epic lunch later, we had our first official collaboration on the drawing board. Based on the Missouri – LACOSTE’s legit tennis model from the mid-80s – we channeled a period correct x-trainer vibe in a classic combo of black, white, grey and vivid mint pops. Just 24 pairs were given away at the launch held at the Alife Rivington Club in New York. We’ll never forget that night, even if we can’t remember half of it! A hundred pairs were released globally shortly afterwards and we were well on our way. Close to a decade later, we have once again colluded with LACOSTE to refresh the Missouri. This time we’ve asked some friends to join the party, co-opting retailers in the three countries where Sneaker Freaker is now published. Thanks to Fott in Russia, 24 Kilates in Spain and Overkill in Germany, each creative interpretation of the Missouri offers something delightful and unexpected.” – Simon Wood, Sneaker Freaker Founder




Taking advantage of the rich colours achievable with premium Nubuck leather, the Missouri is presented in a contemporary colour blocking option invoking a mellow sunrise narrative. Shades of cornflower blue and cool grey wrap the upper, while pink pops and a sheer satin lining add stylish comfort.

Available in 500 pairs on November 28th.



Utilising premium Nubuck leather, the Missouri is presented in a contemporary colour blocking option invoking a mellow sunset narrative. Deep navy and burnt yellow panels create a distinctive upper, while classic tonal LACOSTE branding and a soft satin lining add the final touches.

Available in 50 pairs on November 21st.





FOTT have created an innovative execution based on high visibility. Classic hairy suede is accented with reflective materials on the tongue and counter, while UV details accentuate the laces and branding. Alongside these details, the outsole unit is made from UV rubber, providing a glow in the dark effect when worn at night.

Available in 50 pairs on November 21st.




The ever-creative Overkill! have envisaged a narrative based on a classic 1968 song “Crimson & Clover”. The upper material, a classic crocodile embossed oiled leather in contemporary mint, represents an aesthetic contrast between the old and new. This is complimented by intricate details such as the four leaf clover embroidery, lace aglets and custom printed insocks.

Available in 50 pairs on November 21st.




Leading sneaker store 24Kilates in Barcelona have taken inspiration from Lacoste iconic polo shirt. Mixing classic footwear textiles like ripstop nylon and terry cloth with piqué fabric and shirt detailing such as the custom button and oversized croc embroidery on the counter panel.

Available in 50 pairs on November 21st.