Ellesse was founded in 1959 in Italy by its namesake, Leonardo Servadio (L.S).
Muhammad Ali, Boris Becker and Alain Prost championed Ellesse’s sporting merits – and dedicated 80s casuals moved the ‘tennis ball with the ski tips’ from a sporting given to an urban must.
Fifty-six years later the brand remains just as relevant as it was then and Spring/Summer 2015 welcomes another heritage trainer collection serving yet another set of educated aces.
Despite being designed to challenge the rigours of the tennis court, Ellesse’s heritage trainer collection perform equally as effectively away from the baseline.
The Anza White (RRP £55) look as unequivocally clean under good denim as they do under a big serve.
The Anza White Navy (pictured), with a navy heel and innards, fire similar straight shots to their all-white brethren.
The Pavia (RRP £50) combines mesh and leather uppers and comes in White, Navy and Black iterations, again serving deep into heritage territory and looking for canny returns from both sports enthusiasts and casual dressers.
The palette and the outlook stays true across the board here with some well-oiled classics getting the deft modern twist they deserve.