Australian sneaker brand Le Coq Sportif may not be on your radar when it comes to sneaker copping, but the brand is synonymous with hip-hop and fashion. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince and LL Cool J were some of the early adopters of the sportswear brand.

Le Coq Sportif's latest collaboration is with Aussie sneaker retailer Highs and Lows (HAL) and it salutes the country's native birds -- the black swan (aka cygnus atratus) and the white swan, which is the universal symbol of love and the Russian ballet.

The shoe features a red perforated leather upper (to represent the beak) with matching suede paneling around the toe box. It continues with black or white side paneling and yellow leather accent on the heels. The branding of Highs and Lows and the Le Coq Sportif "rooster" logo are featured on the tongue and insole of the shoes.

Both kicks will be available on Aug. 23 at High and Lows store in Perth as well as Le Coq Sportif flagship store in Sydney. Other retailers like Up There Store, Laced and Hanon will also have them. An international release at select Le Coq Sportif retailers is scheduled for Sept. 6.

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