hanon shop x Diadora N.9000 ‘Transit II’

Here’s all the details you need to know about the second collaboration between hanon shop and Diadora, another reworking of the N.9000 which has been named ‘Transit II’.

The 1st of November 2014 sees the release of the Diadora x Hanon Shop N.9000 dubbed ‘Transit II’ and it is the counterpart to ‘The Saturday Special’, the return journey if you must. Some may be familiar with the term ‘Saturday Special’ and know it to be a public transport service which ran throughout the UK in the 80’s, and the ‘Transit II’ also draws it’s inspiration from a similar transport service. 

Focussing on the impact of Italian sportswear and their exquisite use of material treatments on both football boots and tennis shoes, hanon have put their take on this shoe. Each and every pair is hand crafted in Italy with a premium pig suede upper, kangaroo leather on the tongue overlay, logo side stripe, vamp and heel tab, then nubuck toe and heel wraps, and finally, OG closed mesh. 

The colour palette of the shoe is based more on the old British Rail trains, and that’s where the marine green and yellow on the upper comes from. Add to that some clean white mesh, red accents, and then you have an extremely well executed colourway.

As always, the guys at hanon never fail to impress with their details – old school multi print on the in sock and tongue backer, with dual branding embroidered on the heel and tongues.

There will also be three sets of laces and a dust bag with every pair, and the first 30 lucky customers instore will receive a specially made ‘Continua a bruciare’ Diadora tee.

Look for release on the 1st of November instore at hanon shop at 10am, and any remaining pairs will be online at 2pm.

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