Finish Line » Lacoste Finish Line's Blog Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:37:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:10:06 +0000 Lacoste has been keeping men fresh here in the United States since the 1950s, two decades after it topped tennis charts in France. Expanding across the pond was a win-win for them and American style culture. There is just something about the alligator logo that represents the ultimate sense of class and style.

Nowadays, it could be argued that polos are their signature product. They have since expanded to various clothing items and accessories, and we’re glad they’ve stuck with their clean silhouette casual shoes because every gentleman needs a nice pair of classy ones for those fancier occasions.

Lacoste Graduate Evo Tartan

Which is where the Lacoste Graduate Evo Tartan comes in. Providing everything you need to be stylish and comfortable, these clean leather low-tops feature tartan details to add a little prep to your fit.

Lacoste Graduate Evo Tartan

They are going to get the upscale look you want whether you are keeping things casual with some shorts and a polo or a tee with some chinos. Take your pick from three clean colorways.

Lacoste Graduate Evo Tartan

Get the Lacoste Graduate Evo Tartan now at

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Jason Pullan of THE CHIC Captures the Essence of the Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:28:37 +0000 Jason Pullan knows style. As a contributing editor for The Chicago Chic and member of the “GQ Insider” blogger network, Pullan’s experience as a luxury fashion stylist doesn’t come through as shy. When given a pair of the Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan, it’s needless to say, he captured the essence of what these Lacoste sneakers have to offer.

For my tennis inspired look I chose to go with the quintessential Lacoste  pique cotton polo. Designed by French tennis player René Lacoste in the early 1920s, it became popular because athletes were tired of wearing rolled up long-sleeved white button-up shirts, which was considered typical tennis apparel at the time. I’ve paired it with a chambray dot short and Lacoste shoes for an overall clean and simple look. – Pullan

Read Pullan’s full blog post here.

Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan - Jason Pullon

Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan - Jason Pullon

Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan - Jason Pullon

Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan - Jason Pullon

Lacoste Graduate EVO Tartan - Jason Pullon

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Lacoste Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple Contest Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Lacoste Contest

Callin’ out to all you Lacoste lovers: Are you itchin to get after NYC? Well here’s your chance! It’s pretty simple, really. Just show us how you rock your Lacoste shoes on Instagram with a creative image, use the #HowILacoste hashtag, and you might be the lucky one taking a bit out of the Big Apple sooner than you think. Here are all the details you need to know:

  • Take a photo on Instagram of how you wear your Lacoste shoes
  • Use the hashtag #HowILacoste
  • What you’re judged on: relevancy to the theme (50%), creativity (25%), and uniqueness (25%)
  • 12 Winners will each receive one Lacoste gift pack, which consists of a polo shirt, hat, iPhone case, racquetball kit, shoes, and a day planner (approximate retail value: $150)
  • 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a VIP trip for two to New York City for a Lacoste shopping spree! This trip is inclusive of roundtrip coach-class air transportation from a major airport near the Grand Prize Winner’s home, 2 nights hotel accommodations for 1 room, transportation to and from the airport, meals, and a $250 shopping spree at the Lacoste flagship store in NYC per person (approximate retail $3,000)
  • Contest runs from 7/13-7/19
  • Keep in mind you can enter the contest one time a day (so you’re going to want to do that to increase your chances!)
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Prep Up Your Summer Sneaker Rotation With Some Classic Lacoste Style Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:35:27 +0000 Lacoste’s latest marketing slogan reads “Life is a beautiful sport”. We couldn’t agree more. And we have your back when it comes to getting equipped with all of the gear you need to get through this beautiful sport in style.

When the French brand first launched in America in the 1950’s, it was introduced as “the status symbol of the competent sportsman”. If these two slogans measure up with your thought process, then we have just the sneakers to help fill up your summer rotation.

First up is the Europa in a clean white colorway with red and blue accents. Truthfully, you can’t ever go wrong with this classic bold color scheme. The Europa is made up of a leather and textile upper and a durable rubber outsole. 

Next we have the Observe 2 BP with a navy base to diversify the color in your summer sneaker rotation. Like the Europa, the Observe 2 BP delivers a casual sneaker that’s dressed up just enough to add some classic preppy style to your wardrobe. You get a leather and synthetic constructed upper and rubber outsole on these posh kicks for a great combination of style and comfort. 

Get the Lacoste Europa and Observe 2 BP now at


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5 Reasons We Love the New Lacoste Observe 2s Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:00:57 +0000 Lacoste has released some new colors of their casual shoe, the Observe 2 TLM. Here are five reasons we love our crocodile kicks.

1. Versatility - They can be worn from the short grass of the putting green to strolling through the mall with friends. Dress ‘em up with a black button-up and khakis, or down with some jeans and a graphic tee.

2. Crocodile Logo - The infamous crocodile logo on the outside of the shoes came from the nickname of René Lacoste, founder of the brand and famous tennis player from the early ’20s. The nickname: “Le crocodile”. The logo is one of the coolest and iconic to exist.

3. They Have Roots - René Lacoste not only invented his own tennis shoes, but he set the trend of wrapping sticky plaster around his racket handle for a better grip, and also was the dude who invented the first steel racket. No more wooden nonsense – what a guy!

4. New Color Schemes - The Red/White/Blue color scheme incorporated into the two new releases represent the forthcoming of the French Open, and the Dark Grey/Navy is exclusive to Finish Line.

5. Comfort - These kicks don’t compromise their comfort for their class. The mesh upper allows for breathability, while the leather overlays provide a soft capsule for feet to strut around town in.

The Black/Red and Dark Grey/Navy Lacoste Observe 2 TLM are available now on

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Top Lacoste Styles Fri, 17 May 2013 14:55:08 +0000 With styles and fashions constantly changing, it can be very difficult for brands to keep up with the changing times and stay relevant. In fact, many of them don’t, which is why one brand might be the hottest thing on the streets one day, and completely out of style the very next. Defying these odds, Lacoste is one of the very few brands who have withstood the tests of time, and it is as hot now as it has ever been. So if you are looking for some new stylish shoes for the spring and summer, check out these cool Lacoste shoes that will keep you stylish all season.

Men’s Lacoste Vaultstar Chukka Casual Shoes

Chukka style shoes are perfect for the warmer months, because they look great with both shorts or pants. Complete with a combination upper of nylon and canvas, the Lacoste Vaultstar Chukka just might be the ideal shoe for you this summer. It features a classic chukka style cut, and is offered in neon colors that are sure to have people’s eyes glued to your feet. So if you want to stand out this season, pick yourself up a pair of Lacoste Vaultstar Chukkas.

Men’s Lacoste Graduate Vulc Casual Shoes

If you have a more traditional and classic style of taste, check out the Lacoste Graduate Vulc Shoe. This model features a traditional low top cut, complete with a unique vulcanized sole with a stripe going across the midsole. The leather upper is highly durable and will ensure that your shoes stay fresh all season. They come in a variety of colorways including the classic Lacoste white and green version, and there is surely one to whet your appetite.

Lacoste Marice LP Casual Shoes

Finding a stylish shoe that is perfect for just kicking around in can be next to impossible, but the Lacoste Marice LP is just that. It is a laceless slip-on that is perfect for when you are on the go, or when you are just kicking it around the house or with your friends. But don’t think that this shoe is strictly for chilling, because it features a very fashionable and unique upper that will look good with almost every outfit. So whether you are just ‘laxing beside the pool or about to hit up the party of the summer, the Lacoste Marice LP will ensure that you will do it in style.

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Preppy Style Guide Tue, 13 Nov 2012 02:52:22 +0000 Preppy style is all about being cool, clean and casual. With a new pair of shoes and a few accessories, you can easily sharpen up your steez.  Check out this quick guide on how to prep-up your outfit.

Although clothes are the main focus in an outfit, your shoes essentially determine the verdict of whether your get-up is a hit or miss. Want to keep it preppy? Pick up the Lacoste Ampthill. You’ll look relaxed, feel relaxed and it keeps in line with upholding a sleek, casual vibe.

No outfit is complete without a timepiece. Prep style is about exuding a modest prestige, not flash and frills. Check out the Vestal Doppler Leather Watch. It’s matte black finish and black leather strap quietly speaks volumes.

Now to top it off with some shades. The wayfarer-shape is back like it never left, and with the Vestal Himalayas, you’re sure to turn heads. It delivers 100% UVA & UVB protection, so aside from catching staring onlookers in the act, they shield your eyes from harmful rays.

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Ready for Takeoff: Best Shoes for Airport Travel Sun, 11 Nov 2012 23:45:15 +0000 Anyone who’s been through an aiprot in the last 10 years knows getting from the curb to boarding the plane should be classified as an Olympic sport. The long drawn out process of passing through airport security takes time, so it’s critical to sport an easy on and off shoe to shave off critical time.  To help  with your decision here’s are a couple of gems that will help you master air travel.

Lacoste’s Futur 2 HPL is a casual offering worthy of wear while travelling. Going through security won’t be as unpleasant with this sporty pair of slip-ons. Inspired by motorsports, the shoe employs an adjustable hook and loop strap for ease of wear, and the leather upper makes the pair ideally durable.

Puma offers a similar shoe with its Tergament, which is just as sleek and wearable. An elastic tongue and collar attachment make taking them on and off easy. Also made of leather, the shoe is durable and attractive, so help make your next flight more comfortable with one of these options.

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The Lacoste Take a Bite of the Big Apple Contest (“Promotion”) consists of thirteen (13) winners (each individually a “Winner”).  The Promotion begins on July 13, 2014 at 8:00 am EST and entries must be submitted by July 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm EST (the “Promotion Period”).  Any entries received after such time will be void.  To participate, log into your Instagram account.  If you don’t already have an Instagram account, visit to create one.  It is free to create an account. To enter, entrant must access his or her Instagram account and submit a photo of how you wear your Lacoste Shoes, including the hashtags #HowILacoste. Each entrant may enter one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period.  Photo entry must have been taken during the Promotion Period. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries.  Any attempt to do so will be void, and any entries received in excess of the entry limit are void.  Promotion and Promotion Period are subject to change. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.



Twelve Winners will each receive one (1) Lacoste gift pack, which consists of a polo shirt, hat, iPhone case, racquetball kit, shoes, and a day planner. Approximate Retail Value of each Prize: $150.00.  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a VIP trip for two to New York City for a Lacoste shopping spree!  This trip is inclusive of roundtrip coach-class air transportation from a major airport near the Grand Prize Winner’s home (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), two (2) nights hotel accommodations for one (1) room (hotel to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), transportation to and from the airport (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) meals (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, but in no event to exceed $100 per person per day) and a shopping spree at the Lacoste flagship store in NYC in the amount of $250.00 per person, for a total spending limit of $500.00 (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) (the “Grand Prize”).  Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize: $3,000.00. Total Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes:  $4,800.00.  A minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.  An eligible minor may take the trip as the Winner’s travel companion only if the Winner is the eligible minor’s parent or legal guardian. Winner and their travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Travel must be round trip.  Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel and accommodations are subject to availability.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Contest, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, insurance, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.  Winner and travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If, in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to the Grand Prize Winner’s proximity to the prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Should ground transportation be submitted for air transportation, the difference in prize value, if any, will not be awarded.  No alternate dates will be awarded if Winner cannot attend the trip on the set travel date as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Winner must forfeit the Prize if this is the case.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes will not be replaced if lost or stolen and are the sole responsibility of the Winners. No assignment, transfer or substitution of the Prizes will be permitted except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Winners may not designate someone else as the winner.  If you are unable or unwilling to accept a Prize, Sponsor will award it to an alternate potential winner.  Sponsor is not responsible for the inability of any Winner to accept any Prize for any reason.  All expenses on the receipt and use of all Prizes, including but not limited to all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Winners.  Odds of winning depend on number of total eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.


Open only to legal U.S residents of the 50 United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia ages 13 years and older at the time of entry. Employees and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children) of Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents are not eligible to enter.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility regarding the qualifications of the Winners.  This Promotion is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States (excluding Rhode Island) or the District of Columbia.  You are eligible to win only one (1) Prize during the Promotion Period.


This is a skill-based contest. All eligible photo entries will be submitted to a panel of Finish Line judges on or after July 19, 2014.  That panel of Finish Line judges, whose decisions are final, will select thirteen (13) Winners based on the highest total scores assigned by said judges using the following criteria: content relevant to the theme (50%), creativity (25%) and uniqueness (25%).  The entry receiving the highest score will be the Grand Prize Winner.  The twelve (12) highest scored entries will be selected from the remaining entries to be the Winners.  To be eligible for judging, an entry must be an original work, cannot contain any personally identifying information and cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest.  Entries must not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove photos from contest consideration if the photos contain any content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability violates any law or is otherwise inappropriate.  In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, the tie will be broken by an additional judge who will judge the tied entries based on the criteria listed above.   Winners will be notified via his/her Instagram account as provided to Finish Line.  A representative of Finish Line will make at least one (1) attempt to notify Winners.  Winners will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond and claim the Prize.  If any Winner cannot be reached, or does not respond within the specified time period, or is otherwise ineligible, that Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.


By entering, participants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Promotion. Neither Sponsor nor any telephone network or service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, any human error, technical malfunctions, internet service response times, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or for late, lost, illegible, stolen, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  This Promotion is subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) change this Promotion in its sole discretion at any time Sponsor becomes aware of any circumstances or occurrence which would materially affect the Promotion’s security or fairness; (ii) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of these Official Rules or the intention of the Promotion or for any other reason Sponsor deems appropriate and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries; or (iii) to cancel the Promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event for any reason, including circumstances beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control.  Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Promotion, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcements of winners, or the distribution of the prizes.


Submitted materials become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Except where prohibited by law, all participants and Winners agree that Sponsor has the right to use the participant’s or Winner’s, as the case may be, name, likeness, voice, photograph, opinions and/or any other information, provided by the participant/Winner during the Promotion, for promotional purposes, and in any media, worldwide, including but not limited to being published on, YouTube, Facebook and/or other social media sites without additional compensation or consideration.


Sponsor disclaims any liability resulting from problems with this Promotion caused by any failures with the hardware, software, transmission, on-line failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data transmitted by participants. Sponsor does not accept any liability for any damage caused to a user’s computer or peripherals due to participation in this Promotion or downloading any information necessary to participate. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Promotion or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Promotion and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account used to enter the Promotion.


Participants waive any and all claims of liability against Sponsor and their agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, successors and assigns arising from any accident, injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this Promotion or from acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Sponsor and its/their agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, licensees, sponsors, successors and assigns make no warranty, guaranty, or representation of any kind concerning the prizes and disclaim any implied warranty. In no event will Sponsor and its/their agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, successors and assigns be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages out of the giveaway.


In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account by which the winning entry was submitted.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned the Instagram account in question. Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning entry.  Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Promotion, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Promotion should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Promotion.  In such case, Sponsor may select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

By their participation, participants waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Promotion. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Promotion shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Indiana, City of Indianapolis.

THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Promotion, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the City of Indianapolis in the State of Indiana. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.



For the name of the Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 1, 2014, to Lacoste Bite Big Apple Contest, c/o P. Hall, 3308 N. Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46235.


Sponsor’s use of your information is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Statement at


The Finish Line USA, Inc.

3308 N. Mitthoeffer Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46235



156 W 56th St, Suite 1200

New York, NY 10019


This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Instagram.

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