Diadora x Mark McNairy



Presenting a capsule of two unique sneakers for the new Spring/Summer 2019 season, Diadora Heritage continues its partnership with Mark McNairy, the American designer admired for his total devotion to craftsmanship. McNairy’s fresh, bold signature Californian style merges with Diadora's expert craftsmanship at their renowned Caerano di San Marco-based facility. 
Inspired by the world of skateboarding, a generational phenomenon born in California in the 1950s, this second exclusive capsule features two styles: a vulcanized slip-on and Diadora’s iconic MI Basket in a tight mix of premium materials. The result is a capsule that sees Mark McNairy’s Californian roots meet Diadora’s Italian artisanal prowess.

The Diadora x Mark McNairy collection launches 20th March 
 

The first style of the collaboration serves as a nod to the world of skateboarding. Incorporating simplicity, comfort and premium quality to present an elevated take on a skate classic. The upper sees a canvas fabric applied, while on the heels we see an embroidered Diadora logo and a McNairy one on the right. The collar lining and tongue lining are produced in a soft pigskin to ensure high quality and maximum comfort. The practical elastic band features a Diadora/McNairy label decor. As for the vulcanized sole and the removable silicone footbed, they offer further proof of the absolute attention to detail marking the capsule. The finishing touch is the bright yellow rubber outsole.


Diadora Slip-On x Mark McNairy
174794-C2609
BLACK/WHISPER WHITE
Price: £115.00
Launch: 20th March 


Diadora Slip-On x Mark McNairy 
174794-25020
BEIGE BISCUIT
Price: £115.00

The second silhouette see's McNairy work on the MI Basket, an iconic Diadora basketball sneaker from 1984. A bright colour palette sets the tone for this contemporary multicolor reworking. The upper sees a canvas fabric, premium suede and full-grain leather applied to achieve a rich and varied finish – complete with stonewash and wax treatments for added effect. Like the brace of Slip-Ons these MI Baskets feature Diadora & Mark McNairy branding on the heel.


Diadora MI Basket x Mark McNairy 
174798-25020
BEIGE BISCUIT
Price: £129.00
Launch: 20th March