Originally released in 1985, this is simply a more comfortable and luxurious nubuck version. All the details that made it a success have been retained, like the thick rubber sole and plastic heel cap with "le coq sportif" printed in relief and the easy laces and contrast plastic eyelets. The 100% nubuck base is reinforced with perforated onlays, reflective onlays, and a woven strip that features the Practice logo. The result is an elegant, well-made shoe, without a doubt the most comfortable in the Eclat line...Started in 1882 in Romilly-sur-Seine, French Sportswear brand Le Coq Sportif has constantly redefined the boundaries of athletic performance over the last 130 years. From Arthur Asheâs historic Wimbledon Triumph to the Tour De Franceâs golden age of riders such as Eddie Merckx, Bernard Hinult & Greg LeMonde, the famous Rooster has left itâs unique legacy on the sporting moments and iconic jerseyâs that have changed the world.