Spring Court

The origins of Spring Court date back to 1870, when Théodore Grimmeisen opened a factory just outside Paris to manufacturer rubber barrel stoppers. His son Georges invented the rubber boot in 1930, but the real change came in 1937 when he - a tennis fan - invented the Spring Court specifically for playing on clay. This design, with its canvas upper and rubber sole, remained the go-to tennis shoe until the 70s, and became iconic as sports shoes made their way off the court in the 60s. Spring Court shoes are still made in the original factory.