For Summer 2014 hanon has teamed up with Italian sportswear brand Diadora on the latter’s N.9000 running shoe, first launched in 1990 and built with an innovative two-piece sole unit made up of molded EVA and a polyurethane heel counter. This premium edition of the N.9000 is made in Italy and features premium materials like kangaroo leather and mesh, as well as suede in both pig and bovine variations. The color scheme — made up of a mix of dark marine and burgundy, along with red and sky blue accents — takes inspiration from the Saturday Special, a public transport service that ran throughout the UK in the 1980s. Dual branding on the heel, sockliner and tongue finishes the look. Expect the kicks to launch in-store on May 31, with remaining pairs releasing online later in the day.
Release Date: May 31, 2014 (Saturday)