Diadora have been coming out fierce with the colabs in recent years and there’s one man to thank. Rudy Comazzetto served as the Italian brand’s Special Project Leader over the past few years and in that time, has well an truly put Diadora back on the map for sneakerheads around the world. Sadly, Rudy’s time with the brand has come to an end, but it seems like his departure was on good terms. As a parting gift, Diadora created a one-of-one N.9000 fusing elements from the many banger colabs Rudy helmed during his time with the brand to create one of the all-time greatest ‘What The‘ make-ups of all time – hell, on further inspection, this might just be the very best!
These custom N.9000s mash together elements from a stack of release – so many that not even we here at Sneaker Freaker HQ could pick them all at first glance – including 24 Kilates’ horsehair-clad ‘Toro’ colab, mita sneakers’ blazing orange ‘Aperitivo’-themed release, Hanon’s ‘Saturday Special’ N.9000s (both part one and two!), the Solebox ‘Ferros’ and both of Patta’s premium N.9000 colabs from back in 2014. In a touch that we are yet to see on any ‘What The’ release before, the heel panel has been split down the middle, producing a two-coloured ‘diadora’ embroidery on the left heel and a bonkers mita sneakers x Patta logo mash-up on the right. Bananas!
Sadly this pair is only for Rudy himself and will never hit stores. There’s no chance of this present being re-gifted, so instead just feast your eyes on the photos above and weep!
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