Opinel x Le Coq Sportif Turbostyle

by Henrik Buzzi


Proud of their history and their French heritage, Le Coq Sportif and Opinel have come together to design a unique version of the Turbostyle. These symbols of French savoir-faire, both founded at the turn of the 20th century, have put their shared values into a men’s model which is made in France, and available from 1st December 2017.

This model was fully produced by the Compagnie Vosgienne de la Chaussure, founded in 1896, one of the last remaining French companies with so much know-how behind it, something that is rare in the footwear industry. Like le coq sportif, backed by 120 years of expertise, it aims to pass on its savoir-faire to future generations.

The Turbostyle was redesigned to be the perfect synthesis between Opinel’s world and le coq sportif’s. This shoe, made of premium camel leather, has a mountain look reinforced with hiking boot-style laces and metallic rivets. The rubber outer sole and the instantly recognisable shape provides excellent grip. The sole is topped with a blue-white-red line that contrasts with the leather, the perfect symbol of the spirit of this partnership. The heel cap is brown and features le coq sportif’s logo on the right heel and Opinel’s logo on the left shoe. For this collaboration, the two brands pooled their authenticity and their savoir-faire. The pair is presented in a beech wood box marked with both brands’ logos on the cover. Each box in numbered, in a series of 1 to 300 for the men’s model. An authentic Opinel Savoyard pocket knife, engraved with both brands’ logos, comes with the pair of shoes. This unique engraving on the handle and on the beech wood makes this knife a true collector’s item.The Turbostyle x Opinel Made In France collaboration will release at selected retailers such as hanon on December 1.