Patta & Diadora Reference an Infamous Moment From the 1988 Seoul Olympics

An oblique callback to disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson
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An oblique callback to disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson
Image via: Patta

Image via: Patta

In honor of the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Diadora is teaming up with seven celebrated sneaker boutiques around the globe. One of those stores is Amsterdam's Patta, whose take on the I.C. 4000, runner is joined by an athletic track jacket, t-shirt and duffle bag, all made in Italy. The color palette used throughout the collection features a combination of plum, rose, blue and grey, used to great effect on premium nubuck and nylon mesh construction of the the Diadora x Patta I.C. 4000 sneaker. A unique detail on the lining of both the sneaker and jacket is a "9:79" print, a pointed reference to the 100-meter world-record (later rescinded) set by Ben Johnson, a Diadora-sponsored athlete. The pack launches this Friday through Patta and patta.nl, as well as select Diadora stockists.

Release Date: 8/5/16 (Friday)

Also check out Patta's Running Team collection, as well as a range of summer bags from the Amsterdam-based brand.