HANON x DIADORA "THE VAULT" - DROP 2

HANON x Diadora "The Vault"
Unearthed from the HANON Vault, we present a Diadora SMU Vault launch featuring our collaborations which were released between 2015 - 2018. The collection of HANON x Diadora collaborations will be released across 3 drops which will take place on our HANON Launches site. 
Drop 1 – July  4th – July 8th  


YEAR OF RELEASE: 2017

The Diadora Squash ‘St. Clair’ revisited the ‘Spirit of ‘83’ theme and drew inspiration from Aberdeen FC’s European fairy tale by paying homage to the legendary ferry chartered to ship Aberdeen’s fans in a one-off voyage to the Final in Gothenburg. Handcrafted in Italy, the Squash was our most premium collaboration with Diadora at the time, and features a luxurious pig suede upper offset with kangaroo leather on the tongue and heel tab, calf leather lining and footbed, and an ostrich leather side strip.

The colour palette of the 'St. Clair’ Squash mimics the colour of the St. Clair and is finished in sky blue and black with white accents. 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.

YEAR OF RELEASE: 2018

To celebrate an anniversary milestone, we joined forces with Diadora to mark their 70th birthday year with a special collaboration on the ‘Aberdeen’ - a 1979 court shoe reimagined in a luxurious material treatment. Often referred to as ‘the Granite City’, our hometown of Aberdeen earned its nickname from a period throughout the 18th to mid 20th century when the city’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite. Handcrafted in Italy, our edition of the Aberdeen draws inspiration from the famous granite of the city as the silhouette is executed in a mix of grey tones and silver hits whilst offset red and white accents and finished with a rich black outsole. 

Utilising only the most premium materials, a super soft calfskin nubuck upper is offset with rugged teasel suede on the toe in silver grey, a kangaroo leather heel tab, a double-layer side stripe which features kangaroo leather layered with ostrich leather, and lastly, a pin-prick perforated kangaroo leather tongue. Attention to detail is applied via a silver print emboss treatment at each heel, whilst dual branding is featured the tongues and heel tabs. Both the lining and tongue backer are finished in a white and fiery red calfskin leather with pin-prick perforation, and the insole comes in dual-branded printed textile base with a stitched calfskin top layer completed with embossed HANON branding.

YEAR OF RELEASE: 2016

The Diadora B.Elite "Saturday Special" was our third collaboration on the classic court silhouette and paid homage to our inaugural collaborative theme with the Italian brand. The colour palette of the "Saturday Special" B.Elite was inspired by 80's trains and buses and mimics the colourway of our N9000 by using the same dark marine, sky blue, and burgundy colour scheme.

Hand crafted in Italy, the shoe features a rich upper of silky pig and bovine suede, and kangaroo leather, all of which is blended with some traditional running mesh. Attention to detail appears by way of an old school multi print on the in sock, whilst dual branding is featured on the heel overlays and screened on the tongue patch.

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