This autumn we revisit the ‘Spirit of ’83’ and are proud to join forces with Diadora on a brand new collaboration.
The Spirit of ’83 is a tribute to Aberdeen Football Club and its finest moment in May 1983, when on a rainy night in Sweden, a team of 11 Scots players led by upcoming manager Alex Ferguson won the European Cup Winners Cup. Up against the might of Real Madrid and against all odds, Aberdeen scored the winning goal in added time to secure the Club’s first ever European trophy.
To mark AFC’s moment of glory, we have worked with Diadora on a special edition of their Squash court shoe. Drawing inspiration from the team’s European fairytale, we pay homage to the St. Clair – the legendary ferry chartered to ship Aberdeen’s fans in one-off voyage to the Final in Gothenburg.
This, we feel is our most premium collaboration with Diadora to date. Handcrafted in Italy, the shoe mimics the colours of the St. Clair and is finished in sky blue and black with white accents. A luxurious pig suede upper is offset with a kangaroo leather tongue and heel tab, calf leather lining and footbed, and ostrich leather side stripe.
Attention to detail is applied via an emboss treatment at each heel with ‘112’ depicting the time of the winning goal whilst dual branding is featured on each tongue and backtab. Both the footbed and tongue backer are leather laminated and a rain pattern is printed on the insole to depict the weather on the night of the Final. Lastly, the side stripe applied to the medial side of the foot is finished in silver grey to commemorate the Cup win.
The hanon Squash St. Clair has been manufactured to a strict edition of 150 pairs and this shoe will be sold only by us. Each pair will come in a custom box with dustbag and 3 lace sets.
Size Run: UK6 / UK7 / UK7.5 / UK8 / UK8.5 / UK9 / UK9.5 / UK10 / UK10.5 / UK11 / UK11.5 / UK12 / UK12.5
Size conversion: US 9 = UK 8.5
Invitation Only Launch Event:
We will launch the shoe at an invitation only event on Wednesday October 25th from 4pm-7pm.
If you are interested in attending the event we would kindly ask that you fill in and submit the form below (ENTRY NOW CLOSED). Please note we have limited availability and invitations will be sent on a first come, first served basis. If you have received a confirmed invite but are unable to attend the event we will offer the shoes via a telephone order. Details will be confirmed on the invite.
Any remaining stock will be made available instore on Saturday October 28th 10:00BST.
Invitations to the event will be confirmed via email by Monday 23rd of October.
HANON x Diadora Squash “St. Clair”
Launch: Invitation Only Event – Wednesday 25th October 4PM-7PM