Perhaps the UK’s premier boutique, Hanon — as its flame logo suggests — has been creating fuego collabs for years now. The second part of the Spirit of ’83 collaboration between Hanon and Diadora also looks to be a banger.
The HANON x Diadora B.Elite ’83 Final pays tribute to the Aberdeen Football Club and its finest moment in 1983. Here’s the information from Hanon:
On a rainy night in Sweden a group of eleven Scottish players won the European Cup Winners Cup led by then, upcoming manager Alex Ferguson. Overcoming Bayern Munich en route to the final in Gothenburg, the team saw off Spanish giants Real Madrid to secure the club’s first ever european trophy.
The original idea for the collaboration was to produce a pack of two shoes. One to pay tribute to Aberdeen Football Club and its official team colours, and a ‘Friends and family’ edition that drew inspiration from the rainy night of the Final.
Our sequel edition follows the same luxurious material treatment of the 1st release and utilises Diadora’s superior production. Handcrafted in Italy at their original factory in the small town of Caerano Di San Marco, the B.Elite Final takes inspiration from the rain soaked night in Gothenburg and is executed in a thunder grey colour-way with red and white accents.
Finished in a plush kangaroo leather upper with buttersoft suede overlays, the B.Elite Final mirrors the first edition of 2015 and is specced to the max. Attention to detail includes a laminated kangaroo leather tongue, double layered stitched leather insole and plush pin stripe collar lining. Dual branding features throughout- embossed and printed on each back tab and tongue, whilst our Keeps on Burning fire emblem and ’83’ are embroidered on opposing heels.
The Hanon x Diadora B.Elite ’83 Final will go on sale in very limited numbers exclusively at Hanon on Saturday, February 20. According to Hanon, each pair will come with a special edition customized 83 box dust bag and dual lace set.
I love when boutiques like Hanon and Sneakersnstuff pay homage to their roots. So, will you be copping this unique Diadora collab? Let me know below.