lacoste: dot and dash follow-up

I have some more info about the Lacoste Dot and Dash sneakers:

A bit of history, as relayed to me by Mark Godwin at Lacoste Footwear: “The shoes both date back to 1983/1984. Both shoes have had their names changed for legal reasons since the 80’s; Dot was originally known as ‘Balsa’ and Dash as ‘Club’.”

Dash was designed as a clay court shoe. The chevron-shaped knobs in the sole–set at different levels–created a good anti-clogging system. The same sole design was manufactured with gum rubber, and worked well in indoor courts.

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But why is the pair with dots named Dash (and the one with suede dashes named Dot)? “When the shoes were first re-introduced in the late 1990’s they were re-named but somehow the shoe with the dots was named dash and vice-versa! We have stayed with these names for their re-launch.”

Simple as that.

Dot comes in white/green and white/red. Dash only comes in the off-white color.

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