If you have a spare minute click on the “Sneakers” section here above and you will see, going back in time, how the whole aesthetics changed. Minimal design seems to be mostly a thing of the past, because now what you wear on your feet has to be massive, what is nowadays commonly falling under the denomination of chunky sneakers.
Diadora is a no-nonsense brand. Beside the apparel section (I recently showed you the innovative Track Top 1/2 Zip 5Palle AOP), in its footwear range there is all you may need. From utility shoes for heavy duties to technical sneakers ready to perform to lifestyle sneakers that take your breath away nothing is missing, especially after the Rave Leather Pop.
elonging to the chunky sneakers cathegory, we already saw this style in my latest Pitti Immagine report when, passing by Diadora booth, I took a picture of a pair of sneakers that got my attention and that was the Rave.
There are a few unwritten rules when you approach the chunky sneakers territory. First and foremost the bigger, the better. It has to pop under the hem of your pants, demanding attention, and then you have the composition. An upper where the mix of mesh and leather is mandatory (better if there are also some suede accents, like in this case): the more the merrier and as you can see… this is exactly the case.
Pay attention: it’s not just a fly colorway that gets your attention: here since we are in Diadora Heritage section, premium materials are the rule.
Blending a tape lacing on the sides with the actual lacing, this is the quintessential retro flavor turned futuristic. From the deconstructed design to the trail running inspired thread to the wavy midsole this style has it all.
Way taller on the heel compared to average running sneakers, here you have the warranty of the Italian master of all soles: Vibram.
Time to check Diadora Heritage section now where you can see the other two colorways of this style and pick the one you love the most before your friends do!
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Photos courtesy of Ema / Nema