The N9000 is a model from the 80s archive of Italy-based sports brand Diadora, worn by track & field athletes and Olympic gold champions like Daley Thompson and Sebastian Coe. The original running silhouette combined durable materials such as Japanese suede, premium leather and nylon mesh. The Patta x Diadora N9000 collaboration stays true to this original runner formula and pays homage to this archive runner by using the exact same materials on a new colourway, all made in Italy.
The shoes unite shades of blue with a strong red pop on the lining, tongue and midsole. The upper sits atop a clean white EVA moulded sole, with subtle tonal Patta-branding to be found on the tongue and heel. The sockliner carries a ‘Sn’ graphic, a symbol for the chemical element tin, which signifies Patta’s 10 year anniversary.
The Patta x Diadora N9000 is set to launch exclusively in store at Patta on Saturday January 25, 2014 and will be offered online shortly after. Available sizerange US6-12, €150,00 each.
Photography by Patrick Mordi (patrickmordi.net)