Spring Court tennis shoes
are available now at Number Six, added immediately to our brand roster for this season.
Originally designed way back in 1936 by Frenchman Georges Grimmeisen, their great functionality and timeless silhouette has made them a wardrobe staple for both tennis players and the fashion forward for almost 80 years.
Born the son of a cooper in Alsace, Georges developed the then revolutionary shoes after experimenting with rubber whilst working at his father's factory in Paris' Belleville neighbourhood. Having first found success in the agriculture industry by designing the durable and waterproof Colibri boot, crafted from just a single piece of rubber, he applied the techniques he'd learned to his passion for tennis, and the first Spring Court tennis shoes were born.
A waterproof vulcanised rubber outsole and innovative ventilation system combined with a flexible and lightweight canvas upper made the Spring Court G1 an immediate hit with tennis players playing on clay courts in 1930's France. The shoes then experienced massive popularity during the 1960s fashion revolution, appearing on the feet of various musicians, models and actors of the era, cementing them firmly into the realms of pop culture.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously got married
whilst both wearing matching white Spring Courts, whilst John also chose to wear them for the photo on the iconic Abbey Road sleeve cover. The French singer Serge Gainsbourg was rarely photographed outside of a pair, and artist David Hockney has been a fan for decades.
In the 1990s Spring Court decided to focus solely on the fashion market, though it's roots in sportswear still remain strong. The company is still family-owned, and in it's second generation has sold over 25 million pairs of shoes worldwide.
We've got full size runs available of the updated G2 model in white, black and midnight colourways. Grab a pair now either instore or via the Number Six website