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[VIDÉO] LPHF: Like Cole Caufield, Ann-Renée Desbiens has her own unique shoes

[VIDÉO] LPHF: Like Cole Caufield, Ann-Renée Desbiens has her own unique shoes

It's not just hockey that Anne-Renée Debien loves. Not knowing exactly how many shoes she had at home, but admitting she had a lot, the caretaker added a pair of shoes to her small collection.

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“On behalf of the agency, we wanted to highlight all the efforts you put in for the inaugural season of the PWHL. We are very proud of you and I hope you like it.”

This is what his agent Nicolas Riopelle, President of Propulsion, said when he presented him with his unique and personal gift.



Arriving at the Bell Center on April 20, 2024, Ann-Renée Desbiens proudly wore her unique custom-made shoes by RAVI Design, in collaboration with sports agency Propulsion.

Photo courtesy of LPHF Montreal, Ariane Bergeron

The goalie certainly loves her custom-made shoes in the colors of the Montreal Women's Professional Hockey League team.

“I was actually asked some questions to find out what my favorite jacket was, and what Nike model I liked the most,” Debians says in an interview with Newspaper. But I didn't really know what the shoe would look like. “It was a nice surprise.”

The result is stunning with the club crest on the back.

Quebec artist

It was David Leroux, of RAVI Design (named after his two children, Raphael and Victor), who created this little masterpiece.

In the videos posted on Instagram, you can follow the development of the transformation project. We see the former hockey player drawing inspiration from the beige and burgundy colors of the Montreal women's team, as she cuts and sews fabric. Next, the artist disassembles a pair of ankle-high Air Jordan boots, dyes the sole and reassembles everything while adding his personal touch.

Leroux was also in the Verdun hall when Debian received his gift. I took the opportunity to try it out, by taking a break on the ice or sitting on the net or in the stands.

“They're so comfortable, they're better than high heels!” The Charlevoix athlete, who now has exceptional shoes, confirms the likes of Canadian star Cole Caufield and Evgeni Malkin, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chris Young and Brad Miller, World Series winners with the Texas Rangers, or singer Voki.

The apple of his eye

Desbiens takes care of his shoes. It is well stored in its box, also made by Leroux, on his desk. She's worn them on special occasions, like the historic game at Bell Center, or while taping a sports program on TV. No doubt they got dirty in the clay or mud of Quebec.

“These aren't shoes you necessarily wear to go to the grocery store, I'm not going to lie. When it rains, I don't wear them. I choose my moments,” she says.

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“It's also a great display of the team's colours. “It's something unique, so we will see them on occasions,” promised Debians, who did not reject the possibility of collaborating with Leroux, who has become particularly known in the past for drawing goalkeeper masks.



Arriving at the Bell Center on April 20, 2024, Ann-Renée Desbiens proudly wore her unique custom-made shoes by RAVI Design, in collaboration with sports agency Propulsion.

Photo courtesy of LPHF Montreal, Ariane Bergeron