The history of Lacoste is the story of a tennis legend whose inventions changed the entire sport and revolutionised the clothing industry forever. Born in 1904, René Lacoste won his first tournament at aged 17 and the French Open for the first time in 1924. The press predicted a player of great class and, hearing of a bet over an alligator skin suitcase, a journalist nicknamed him the "Alligator". Inspired by his nickname, Lacoste asked his friend Robert George to design a crocodile, which made its first appearance embroidered on his blazer - and the rest is history. Browse our selection of Lacoste shoes and sandals below and buy online today for 30-day returns and free UK delivery!