Patrick (shoe company)
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A Pair of white socks from Patrick
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The English footballer Kevin Keegan was also notably sponsored by Patrick, before such advertising deals were commonplace, and Patrick football boots became a fashionable brand for English schoolboys in the 1980s. However, in his 1997 autobiography, Keegan later claimed that he was unimpressed with the boots and only wore them for the money.
Since 2008, Patrick has been part of the Cortina Group.
Patrick's slogan is L'esprit du sport ("the spirit of sport"). It sponsors White Star Woluwe F.C. and Zulte Waregem in Belgium, NEC Nijmegen and PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands, EA Guingamp and Clermont Foot, also US Boulogne (since the 2014/15 season) in France, and FK Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in that last year also Chrobry Głogów, Poland and in the last FK Šiauliai, in Lithuania, FC Minsk in Belorusia; in this last year Patrick Suppling Sporting San Miguelito and Tauro F.C. in Panama and C.D. Victoria in Honduras and also USM El Harrach in Algeria.
Patrick manufactures soccer shoes, running shoes, cycling shoes, basketball shoes, tennis shoes and rugby shoes.
- Clémence Pouget, Les 'runnings' dans la course au rétro, Le Figaro, 9 April 2009. (French) Copy online at PatrickHeritage.com
- David Barroux, Les chaussures Patrick parient sur Papin, La Tribune, 14 September 1994. (French) Copy online at PatrickHeritage.com
- "What your kit says about you (and others)". FourFourTwo (Sky Sports). 12 March 2010. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- Patrick.eu, official web site