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For over 75 years the LACOSTE brand has been associated with Crocodiles.  It began in 1925, when Rene Lacoste, the founder of the brand, made a bet with Pierre Gillou, the French Davis Team Captain,  the prize being a crocodile skin suitcase that Rene had spotted in the shops of Boston.

To commemorate this association LACOSTE are releasing a collection of 9 shoes that celebrate the legend of Rene Lacoste and the Mythologies surrounding crocodiles around the world.

The shoes will be released over three months (April, May and June 2009) and will only be available from an exclusive selection of stores globally.

Today we present you the May 2009 releases of the pack, consisting of the Revan 3 NYC in three colorways and the Missouri Albino.

The Revan NYC has been created in two colourways, both on a black leather upper, the blue highlights are inspired by the uniform of the New York Police and the yellow is a comical take on the toxic waste within the New York sewers.  Both shoes have a gloss croc pattern across the upper and feature an etched manhole cover graphic on the heel.  The croc pattern continues onto the side of the sole with the colour highlights also appearing as part of the sole pattern.

In honour of the Albino Crocodile, the Missouri has an upper constructed from different material mixes all in white.  The bright colour pops on the in-sock, sole and surround of the shoe top are taken from the traditional clothing of the Venda tribe. Additional pairs of laces are included in each of the bright colour pops

Check out the two Lacoste Revan 3’s and the Missouri from the limited edition Crocodile Mythology Collection in detail after the jump.

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